The theme for National Library Week 2021, Welcome to Your Library, promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services.

Click HERE to view the weekly events and activities!

Thank you so much for supporting our Meridian Library District and joining us for our Panda Express Fundraiser on Aug 31st, 2020! Because you opted to order online & eat out for one meal, the Meridian Library Foundation received a $1,750.47 donation from Panda Express!  

Thanks to YOUR generous support at this virtual event, the Meridian Library Foundation was able to partially fund the purchase of a new Ultimaker 3D printer (remaining funding made possible through MLD's National Medal Award).

Thank you for following along with us as we highlighted how our Meridian Library is supporting our community at this time! Did you miss the week's events? Enjoy all the links below to catch up!


MONDAY: Staff Video for Patrons & Community Members 
                    Call to Action: Send your pictures/videos (no longer than 10 seconds) to to be featured
                    in Friday's "Patron Video Montage" 

TUESDAY: Interview with MLD Tech Library Supervisor Nick Grove 
                   Call to Action: Coloring Contest! Complete one of the following pages & share with us online @supportmld

            Youth Version 1                 Youth Version 2                 Teen/Adult Version 1                 Teen/Adult Version 2

WEDNESDAY: Interview with Children's Author, Bob Shea 
                  Call to Action: Enjoy Bob Shea's YouTube reading of "Who Wet My Pants?"

THURSDAY: Interview with MLD Library Director, Gretchen Caserotti 
                  Call to Action: Support your Meridian Library through Idaho Gives or at

FRIDAY: Patron Video Montage 
                  Call to Action: #shelfisolation - Stay at home & read a book! Snap a pic of your story time or book you're                                currently reading & share with us online @supportmld

Thank you for your support during Idaho Gives and National Library Week! Thanks to your generous support, we were able to receive over $3000 in gifts to help fund the work of the Meridian Library District!

Our Art Party Fundraiser, the Foundation's FIRST fundraising event, was a huge success! Not only did we have a phenomenal time, we were also able to raise awareness and money to support our Meridian Library District. Thank you to those who were able to come out and join us, as well as the numerous businesses who donated silent auction items, Crosswinds Realty who sponsored the catering, Swire Coca-Cola for donating sodas & waters, The Idaho Wine Commission for donating wine, and Cowgirls for providing bartending services. We could not reach our goals without the generous support of our amazing community!

Huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Summer Reading Kickoff on May 31st! 

The Foundation's "Summer Fun" raffle baskets generated $300 in tickets sales with items generously donated by Roaring Springs, Code Ninjas Meridian, Wahooz, ToyTown, Chick-Fil-A Village Meridian, Children's Museum of Idaho, and Usborne Books.

The results are in from our Food Fundraiser Nite at Chipotle; the Meridian Library Foundation will receive a check for $206.60 simply because you chose to eat out and skip the dishes! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Meridian Library Foundation!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on August 5th, 2019 at Panda Express; 20% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Meridian Library Foundation.


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