FIND YOUR PLACE. FUND THE SPACE.
FUNDING THE SPACES THAT ENRICH LIVES, IGNITE CURIOSITY, & CULTIVATE CONNECTIONS
START THE BUS
This is an urgent funding request to get the Bookmobile repaired and back on the road. The Bookmobile is currently not operational and needs immediate repair to serve our community again.
MARCH 17th UPDATE: The Bookmobile is currently back in the garage at Cherry Lane with a new battery while mechanics research trickle charge systems or possible electrical/wiring updates. We hope to see the bus back on the road again soon. We have no update on the cost of repairs as of today.
Purchase "Read Banned Books" shirts here
Purchase "Read Banned Children's Books" shirts here
Print a matching "Read Banned Books" bookmark here!
Please note: all orders are processed & shipped through Bonfire. Please reach out to Bonfire directly with questions regarding sizing, shipping, and any other order issues. They have excellent customer service!
Due to the unprecedented support of this campaign, our small nonprofit will not be able to send out an thank you letter to all campaign supporters. Please click on the link above to print your matching bookmark & view our thank you video & Orchard Park tour!
A local supporter recently shared a video on social media wearing our 2022 "Read Banned Books" shirt, and it ended up going viral creating an unprecedented wave of new sales. We have received nearly $75,000 in donations from this campaign, and we're still receiving orders every day.
The Meridian Library Foundation is overwhelmed with gratitude from supporters locally, nationwide, and even Canada, Australia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, and Norway! It has been a difficult year for libraries, including our own; we truly believe the support of this one little campaign in Meridian, Idaho is a reflection of excellent library staff and services across the country, and a statement of support for our freedom to read.
Because of your incredible generosity, the Foundation has been able to FULLY FUND all the Early Literacy & Sensory Installations at Meridian Library's new Orchard Park location. This new library is dedicated to early literacy, and designed with accessibility in mind. Through the thoughtful & intentional design of this public space, thousands of youth and other patrons will be able to access a public library (maybe even for the first time), and feel like it was made for them.
I have spoken with library staff, and they are feeling supported from all corners of the country, and excited that this Foundation fundraiser will help support our community in new and innovative ways.
The Foundation never fathomed the enormous outpouring of support for this campaign. As a small nonprofit, we do not have the capacity to thank everyone individually, but I am continuing to send out thank you letters daily!
On behalf of the Meridian Library Foundation, and from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
Executive Director, Meridian Library Foundation