Other Local Updates
UPDATED: April 6, 2020, at 12:30 pm
Meridian Library District locations are closed until further notice. Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued a statewide stay-home order, effective through at least April 15.
The closure applies to all Meridian Library locations: the main branch at 1326 W. Cherry Lane, the Silverstone branch at 3531 E. Overland Road, the Tiny Library at 5159 S. Hillsdale Ave., and Bookmobile outreach stops.
What about items I need to check in?
Until library locations reopen, hold on to any materials you currently have checked out. We have extended due dates to June 1, and so have all other LYNX libraries in the Treasure Valley. In response to Gov. Little's stay-home order, we have closed all our book returns.
What about items I have on hold?
Holds on phyical items won't expire until June 15, and those materials will be waiting for pick up when library locations reopen. Holds on ebooks and other digital materials will proceed as normal during the closures.
How do I find entertainment and information in the meantime?
Digital resources are available 24/7! Find educational resources and access audiobooks, ebooks, comics, magazines, movies, TV shows, and music at mld.org/connect.
What if I don't have a library card?
What if I can’t remember my library card number or have a specific question about my account?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will locations reopen?
The Library's Board of Trustees and leadership team will continue to monitor local COVID-19 developments and determine next steps. MLD locations have been closed to the public since the evening of Friday, March 13, after the Board held an emergency meeting to address public health concerns related to COVID-19. At a special meeting Friday, March 27, the Board decided to extend the closures until further notice.
Other Local Updates
Idaho 2-1-1 Careline can help you connect with a range of free or low-cost services in the community.
United Way of Treasure Valley is maintaining a list of community resources, including food pantries, employment and business support, mental health resources, health care, child care, and more. The list is also available in Spanish.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County are offering free grab-and-go meals on weekdays between 11:30 am and 1 pm at the Meridian Elementary School playground.
Meridian Foodbank is offering drive-thru service Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 pm and Thursdays from noon to 4 pm.
Jesse Tree can offer resources and information to individuals at risk of eviction.
Jannus Economic Opportunity provides emergency personal loans, as well as small business loans.
Idaho Department of Insurance is available to answer insurance-related questions by phone or email.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) can answer questions about Medicare coverage of COVID-19 related services.
Educational Resources and Entertainment
Visit our Connect page to explore digital resources.