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Meridian Library Named Idaho Public Library of the Year

Idaho Public Library of the Year

We are very happy to announce that the Idaho Library Association has named the Meridian Library District Idaho's Public Library of the Year for 2014! This is an award given annually to one library, library system, or library network that displays distinguished achievements in delivering library services. We have worked hard to improve our services to our patrons and public over the last year, and we are extremely grateful for this recognition. If you haven't visited us in a while, come to one of our locations and let us help you find what you're looking for!

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Upcoming Construction

Sidewalk constructionBeginning Monday, August 4, the Cherry Lane location will be having construction done in our parking lot. We'll be cutting a handicapped ramp into the sidewalk by the book drop, as well as installing a new sidewalk running from Cherry Lane to our front doors. We hope this will make our facility more accesible to everyone, as well as safer to navigate.

Now Hiring - Deputy Director

Hiring Deputy DirectorThe Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Deputy Director for our Digital Services department. The ideal candidate is a confident decision maker who aspires to a user-centered philosophy and provides creative solutions that improve user experience. To apply, submit a Meridian Library application, a resume, and a cover letter to hr@mld.org, then complete our online supplemental questionnaire. If you are claiming veteran's preference, please submit our veteran's preference form as well.

Craft Corner

Join us at the Cherry Lane library Monday, August 11 at 6:30 when we'll be hand sewing scented sachets. Materials will be provided as usual, but space is limited, so email carol@mld.org to reserve your spot! Ages 12 and up.

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Now Hiring - Youth Services Assistant Manager

Now HiringThe Meridian Library District is seeking an assistant manager for our Youth Services department who is passionate about literacy, engaging young people, and willing to try new ideas. The ideal candidate is a fearless innovator with a positive and enthusiastic approach to enhancing inventive and imaginative learning and exploration that engages young people. Bilingual preferred. This position reports to the Youth Services Manager and is located at the Cherry Lane library. To apply, submit an employment application, resume, cover letter, and veterans' preference form (if applicable) to hr@mld.org. You must also complete a supplementary questionnaire online.

Author Visit: Chris Crutcher

Author visit Chris CrutcherYoung adult author Chris Crutcher will be visiting the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane on August 16. Crutcher is known for cutting edge, realistic fiction, and writes for readers who have experienced the challenges of growing up. Blending a mix of humor and tragedy, Crutcher's books explore coming-of-age through authentic language and storytelling.

On August 16, Chris will be conducting a writing workshop for adults from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a workshop for teen writers from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., plus giving a talk and signing copies of his books from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The talk and book signing are open, but registration is required for the adult and teen workshops.

MAKER Camp

Maker CampJoin us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Cherry Lane library for a Google Maker Camp! Starting July 10 and running through August 7, we'll be making rockets, programming computer games, desinging LED-infused art, building cardboard games, and more. This program is open to grades 6 through 12, so meet up with us and see what you can do!

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by Dr. Radut