The Meridian Library District Board of Trustees has selected Nick Grove as the district’s new library director.
Grove is a familiar face in the Meridian community. He has been with the Meridian Library District since 2011, most recently serving as assistant director. Prior to that, he conceived of and managed the district’s unique business and tech library, unBound. He also has experience as a teen specialist and digital services librarian for the district.
“Nick’s extensive experience in various aspects of library operations and his deep commitment to Meridian made him the clear choice for our next library director,” said Board Chair Megan Larsen. “We are confident in Nick’s leadership to build on our foundation and guide us as we expand our facilities and services to meet the diverse needs of our growing community.”
Grove began working in libraries at age 14. Prior to arriving in Meridian, he held positions with the Lewiston City Library, University of Idaho Library, and Boise Public Library. His leadership experience extends beyond libraries and includes serving on the Meridian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and helming the Meridian Downtown Business Association. Grove has been recognized as a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” and was the 2020 Meridian Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year.
“I want to thank the Meridian Library District Board and staff for trusting me to become the next library director for Meridian,” Grove said. “Having worked in libraries for the better part of the past 22 years and at the Meridian Library for nearly 11 years, I look forward to joining my experience with the skill of our library staff to meet the needs of our community.”
Grove follows Gretchen Caserotti, who accepted a position as executive director of the Pierce County Library System after 9 years leading the Meridian Library District.
The Meridian Library District is an independent special district with an annual budget of $7 million. The district encompasses four locations, with a new North Meridian branch set to open in early 2023.
“Our library has been able to provide amazing services and programs thanks to the innovation of our staff and the involvement of our community,” Grove said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us in opening the new branches, and I cannot wait to lead this amazing team as we continue to evolve to meet Meridian’s needs.”