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Food Truck Rally

Food Truck Rally​Meridian Library District in partnership with the City of Meridian and Payette Brewing Company, will be hosting a Food Truck Rally on April 19 from 4-8pm in the Meridian City Hall parking lot, (33 E. Broadway Ave, Meridian). This is a dog-friendly, family-friendly event with live music provided by Hillfolk Noir, and will be a great kickoff to warmer weather and summer events in downtown Meridian. Come join us for great food, beverages and music

Closed Sunday

Easter SundayThe Meridian Libraries will be closed Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday. Our book drops will be available for most returns, and as always, you can visit our website to manage your account, place holds, or check out digital content like emagazines, ebooks, and eaudio.

Adult Craft - Painted Vase

Adult ProgrammingJoin us Monday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. for a painted vase class! We'll be taking regular old boring pots and making them colorful and personal. Please email kim@mld.org to sign up, as space and supplies are limited. Happy painting!

Comfort Kits for Children

Kiwanis Comfort KitsThe Meridian Library District is partnering with the Meridian Kiwanis Club to collect supplies for Comfort Kits for Children. These kits are given to kids who are removed from their homes and leave with no personal possessions, so the backpack is tremendously meaningful to them. All this week help us help kids by bringing in whatever supplies you can. Look at this list and if you have anything you can spare, we--and they--will appreciate it. Thanks!

Author Visit: Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer NielsenWe are thrilled to have Jennifer Nielsen, author of the New York Times Bestselling Ascendance Trilogy, visit the Meridian Library District on Thursday, April 24th. Nielsen will walk readers through the publishing process, starting with an idea and all the way through a published book. After her speaking event Nielsen will sign books and Rediscovered Books will be on site selling her trilogy. Suggested age 8+


Summer Reading Donations

If you own or work for a local business and would be interested in supporting Summer Reading at the Meridian Library District by donating prizes, please contact audra@mld.org.

Each summer, we serve over 4000 children, teens, and adults through our Summer Reading programs. Kids that read during the summer are more likely to keep the reading achievement they gained during the previous school year. We love being able to reward their hard work with prizes from the community, and we appreciate your help!

Introducing "I, Reader"

I, ReaderAre you a Science Fiction reader also interested in Technology? Me too! So we are starting a group that will meet at Phoenix Fire Games to talk about it! Who knows, maybe we'll do even more in the future - field trips, guest speakers...So tell your nerdy friends to come meet more nerds like us who like to talk SciFi & tech in literature, art, media, games and more. 

Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month
from 1-2 pm at

Phoenix Fire Games
62 E Fairview Ave
Meridian, ID 83642

This program is presented in partnership with Phoenix Fire Games and meets there each month. Refreshments will be served. 



From the Director's Desk - April 2014

child running finger over text in a picture book “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.”    -Author, Frank Serafini

Changes in the world have brought public libraries to a place where sometimes desired use conflicts with actual use. By that I mean libraries were once thought of as quiet spaces for reading and are now bustling and busy spaces with many different uses - programs, computer access, readers’ advisory and more. Did you know that it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th Century that children were even permitted in public libraries?

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by Dr. Radut