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Meridian Library District closes all locations though March 31 due to spread of COVID-19

Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 21:17:02-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The Meridian Library District is closing all of its locations to the public through Tuesday, March 31.

The Library's Board of Trustees decided during an emergency meeting on Friday. The decision was made after Gov. Little's declaration of a state of emergency in Idaho due to the spread of the coronavirus. Idaho public health officials also issued new guidelines for public gatherings.

The Meridian Library has continued to monitor public health updates and actions taken by other libraries across the United States to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Meridian Library Board will meet during the closures to continually assess the situation and determine the next steps.

The decision applies to all Meridian Library locations:

  • The main branch at 1326 W. Cherry Ln.
  • The Silverstone branch at 3531 E. Overland Rd.
  • The Tiny Library at 5159 S. Hillsdale Ave.
  • Bookmobile outreach stops

Digital resources are available 24/7 at the Meridian Library District's website.

Gov. Little and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced Idaho's first confirmed case of COVID-19 Friday afternoon. The case involves an Ada county resident.

South Central Public Health District has confirmed a second case of coronavirus. The person is said to be a Blaine County resident.