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Cherry Lane

Cherry Lane exterior

Location & Contact Details

Hours

Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 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

Mary Flamino

208-888-4451, ext. 1220

mflamino@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 2025. 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 "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K (ages 0-5)" group.

Spanish English Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Children's Conference Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Pre-K (ages 0-5)
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Storytime
Event Details:

Bienvenidos and welcome to our Spanish/English Storytime! 

¡Cantar, jugar y leer con tu famila y nuestra comunidad en Español e Inglés!

Play, sing and read with your family and our community in Spanish and English!

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.

This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

LARP in the Library

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Cherry Lane Large Conference Room
Age Group: School Age (grades K-6), Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Do an Activity
Event Details:

Join us for our LARP in the Library adventure. LARP is Live Action Roleplay, where participants will be instructed on how to channel their medieval ancestor in glorious duels. 

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.

This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Fit and Fall Proof

9:30am - 10:15am
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Cherry Lane Large Conference Room
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Do an Activity, Move Your Body
Event Details:

Senior citizens, join us for a free exercise program to increase your strength and balance. Remain active in your lifestyle while reducing your risk of falling.

Please note the following:

Disclaimer(s)

  • Exercise classes are a physical practice that requires strength, flexibility, and balance. Please consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new fitness programs. If you have any injuries, health conditions, or other physical limitations, it is important to inform your instructor before participating in an exercise class.
  • The information provided on this website or in any of our exercise classes is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professionals with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
  • Exercise, like any physical activity, involves risks and individual results may vary.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Fit and Fall Proof

10:45am - 11:30am
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Cherry Lane Large Conference Room
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Do an Activity, Move Your Body
Event Details:

Senior citizens, join us for a free exercise program to increase your strength and balance. Remain active in your lifestyle while reducing your risk of falling.

Please note the following:

Disclaimer(s)

  • Exercise classes are a physical practice that requires strength, flexibility, and balance. Please consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new fitness programs. If you have any injuries, health conditions, or other physical limitations, it is important to inform your instructor before participating in an exercise class.
  • The information provided on this website or in any of our exercise classes is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professionals with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
  • Exercise, like any physical activity, involves risks and individual results may vary.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
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: Cherry Lane Small Conference Room
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), 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!

This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.

Brick Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Cherry Lane Large Conference Room
Age Group: School Age (grades K-6)
Program Type: Attend an Event, Build Your Skills, Do an Activity
Event Details:

Build something from your imagination! This is a casual free build program. We have the Legos and space; you have the fun!

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.

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

ASL Conversation Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Children's Conference Room
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults
Program Type: Build Your Skills, Join a Club or Group, Learn About It
Event Details:

Connect with others who share your love for this beautiful language. Here you can practice signing, build confidence, and achieve fluency by conversing in American Sign Language. All skill levels are welcome.

This event is in the "Pre-K (ages 0-5)" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Cherry Lane
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Cherry Lane Large Conference Room
Age Group: Pre-K (ages 0-5)
Program Type: Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play, Count, Storytime
Event Details:

Join Ms. Gabby for preschool storytime where we read, dance, and learn. 

Storytime is geared toward ages 2 to 5, but all are welcome. 

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.