Cherry Lane

Cherry Lane exterior

Location & Contact Details

Hours

Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact

Phone: (208) 888 4451

Address: 
1326 W. Cherry Lane
Meridian, ID 83642

Cherry Lane Manager

Kristi Haman

208.888.4451 x1233

khaman@mld.org 

 

 In 1995, the Meridian Library Board of Trustees determined it was time for a bigger library building. The repurposed Interurban Stage station that had been the library's base since 1930 was no longer adequate for the growing community. 

The Board researched population projections and worked with the Idaho State Library. In order to fund a new building, the District needed to pass a bond with a 2/3 majority vote. Residents Betsy Buckley and Pam Wood started a Friends of the Library group to lead this effort. The Friends hosted a carnival to pay for advertising. They printed fliers and organized door-to-door outreach. On November 7, 1995, voters overwhelmingly approved the $3.4 million bond to construct a new library location. 

At the time, the property at 1326 W. Cherry Lane was exactly in the middle of the Meridian Library District, making it an ideal location. Though the property initially wasn’t for sale, owner Anna Koskella agreed to sell because it would be for the library. 

Construction began in May 1996 and took one year to complete. The Cherry Lane library opened to the public in May 1997.

The Cherry Lane location is set to undergo a renovation in 2024. The project will include renovation of both the 27,600-square-foot main library and 1,840-square-foot annex building, along with a parking lot redesign. The project will be supported by a plant facility levy passed by voters in 2019. 

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Outdoor After School Teen Space

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Do an Activity, Find Support
Event Details:
Students in grades 6th up to 12th are invited to join library staff after school on the grassy area in front of the library to eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends. ...
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.

Library Brick Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Children's Conference Room
Age Group: School Age (grades K-6)
Program Type: Do an Activity
Event Details:
Build something from your imagination, or try the monthly theme! This is a casual free build program. We have the legos and space, you have the fun! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Mystery Book Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Large Conference Room at Cherry Lane
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Attend an Event, Join a Club or Group, Read, Write, Talk
Event Details:
Love reading mysteries? Looking for new book ideas? This group is for you! Mystery Book Club meets every third Thursday of the month. Choose a mystery book that loosely fits the monthly theme below. Then join the discussion to tel...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Idaho Department of Labor Office Hours

10:00am - 1:00pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Small Conference Room at Cherry Lane
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Find Support
Event Details:
The Idaho Department of Labor has more locations to serve Idahoans in your area on a consistent weekly schedule. Find us on our website or come see us in person at Cherry Lane!Walk-in Services: Search our job listings using IdahoWorks, learn abo...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

After School Teen Space

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Large Conference Room at Cherry Lane
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Do an Activity, Find Support
Event Details:
Students in grades 6th up to 12th are invited to join library staff after school to eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends ...
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Meridian Knights Chess Club

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Large Conference Room at Cherry Lane
Age Group: School Age (grades K-6), Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Do an Activity, Join a Club or Group, Learn About It
Event Details:
Want to learn the basics of chess? You can play for fun or learn how to participate in tournament chess as part of Meridian Knights prize-winning chess team. Geared towards all levels K-12. New students always ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Idaho Department of Labor Office Hours

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Small Conference Room at Cherry Lane
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Find Support
Event Details:
The Idaho Department of Labor has more locations to serve Idahoans in your area on a consistent weekly schedule. Find us on our website or come see us in person at Cherry Lane!Walk-in Services: Search our job listings using IdahoWorks, learn abo...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

After School Teen Space

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Large Conference Room at Cherry Lane
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Do an Activity, Find Support
Event Details:
Students in grades 6th up to 12th are invited to join library staff after school to eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends ...