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In May 2019 Meridian voters overwhelmingly (67%) passed a Plant Facility Levy Measure for $14 million to renovate, expand and modernize our library.
The levy will pay for new library branches in North Meridian (as part of the Linder Village project) and South Meridian (as part of The Hill complex). It will also pay for a major renovation of the main branch on Cherry Lane, which is 22 years old, and renovation of a building in downtown Meridian for the unBound branch.
Timelines reflect current estimates and may be adjusted as projects develop. We will update our progress on each of the four projects on this page; please check back here or follow us on social media for library news.
- Purchased a building in downtown Meridian
- Anticipate opening in fall 2020
2021: North Branch
- Begin work on 15,000 square foot branch in the Linder Village development
2024: Cherry Lane
- Renovate the 1997 building to accommodate modern library needs
2025: South Branch
- Begin work on 15,000 square foot new branch at The Hill community campus
Anticipated opening: Fall 2020
In April 2019, MLD purchased a 3,800 square foot building that will allow us to reinstate our unBound branch in the heart of downtown Meridian. The Meridian citizens approved a plant facilities levy in May 2019 and a portion of those funds will be used to renovate the 1951 building to meet ADA requirements and suit the operations of our technology branch. The rest of the levy funds will be used for our other three capital projects.
While we are under construction we invite the community to visit our unBound "Lite" pop-up, housed within our Cherry Lane location, to access some of our most popular technology equipment and software resources.
Begin January 2021
15,000 square foot branch library as a part of the Linder Village commercial development project.
An estimated $1.5 million will be used for finishing the interior and providing furnishings.
Estimated $3.5 million for a renovation of the 27,600 sq ft main library, 1,840 sq ft annex building & parking lot redesign.
Estimated $8 million to build a 15,000 sq ft new branch at The Hill community campus in South Meridian. This would be the final project in the timeline and would estimate beginning in 2025.