Last year, nearly 700,000 books were borrowed by young kids and teens across our library district! With your generous support, we can continue to ignite the curiosity and imagination of the young minds in our community. Your donation will directly contribute to the purchase of new books allowing children to find exciting new stories on the shelves every time they visit the library!

For more information, please CLICK HERE!

make a tax-deductible year-end gift

Find out more about our viral bonfire campaign
The shirt that fully funded Orchard Park's Early Literacy & Sensory Installations!

Read our Bonfire Interview!
Statesman Article about our Viral Shirt Design
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 shared a video on social media wearing our 2022 "Read Banned Books" shirt, and it ended up going viral creating an unprecedented wave of sales. We have received nearly $100,000 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 in 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.

Header image courtesy of Michael McCullough Photography


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