This year the Meridian Library Foundation is raising funds to support the Children's Collection for Meridian Library's new Orchard Park branch (anticipated opening late 2022). While the Plant Facility Levy Funds contribute to the construction of the space, they do not cover the collections, technology, or material resources. Without outside funding from grants and donations, those resources are limited to what the library can afford through its general operating budget. When you donate to the Meridian Library Foundation, you are directly supporting these enhancements and increasing the value of library services to your community.

While the current library budget has earmarked $136,000 for Orchard Park youth books, the      children's collection still needs $67,500 to fully stock the shelves with picture books, favorite series, fiction/nonfiction, early readers, and more.

  • a $20 gift funds approximately two (2) early readers
  • a $50 gift funds approximately five (5) early readers
  • a $100 gift funds a series of books
  • a $250 gift funds a stack of books
  • a $500 gift funds a shelf of books

Help us fill the Children's Collection with books!

Nov 29, 2021 Update: Our community has generously donated over $10,000 for youth books through individual donations or by participating in our various fundraising events throughout the year. Additionally, the Foundation has received a $3,500 grant from the Whittenberger Foundation to support the Children's Collection, as well as a $3,000 grant from the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation to help fund a Special Needs Collection. We thank you for joining us as TOGETHER WE GIVE education, adventure, empathy, vocabulary (BOOKS!) to the youth in our community!

May 7, 2021 Update: Thank you to our generous community and donors who have helped kick off our Book Launch campaign during National Library Week and Idaho Gives! We have already received $6,193.64 in donations for the Children's Collection, and we thank you for realizing the value this library space (and the shelves filled with books) will bring to our community for decades to come!

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