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Meridian Library District named Idaho’s public library of the year

The award is given annually by the Idaho Library Association to one library, library system or library network that displays distinguished achievements in delivering library services.

Over the past year the Meridian Library has worked hard to improve services to its patrons and the citizens of Meridian.

“Our strategy hasn’t just been about serving the community, but really engaging with the community,” library director Gretchen Caserotti said in a press release.

To accomplish this, the Meridian Library has adopted a “people-first” attitude by making its spaces more open, inviting and comfortable; reaching out to people throughout the district who find it difficult or impractical to come to the branches or bookmobile; and increasing its digital offerings — including tablet and e-reader checkouts — in an effort to increase digital literacy.

The award will be formally conferred at the Idaho Library Association’s annual conference in Lewiston in October.