New library branches coming to Meridian 

The article below was published May 21, 2019 by KTVB Staff

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Voters said 'Yes' to new library branches in Meridian on Tuesday, passing a plant facilities levy with 67 percent of the vote.

The levy will cost $1.4 million per year for 10 years, and will be used to renovate, expand and modernize the city's library branches.

It will also pay for new branches in North Meridian and South Meridian, as well as cover major renovations to the main library branch on Cherry Lane.

According to the Meridian Library District, the main branch is 22 years old and needs some redesign work done.

The levy will cost taxpayers $1.00 per month for every $100,000 of taxable property value. It needed 55 percent approval to pass. Unofficiall numbers were 3,354 voters in favor of the levy and 1,640 against it - a 67.2 percent majority.

The Meridian Library District said before the 2019 levy, it has not passed any funding measures since 1995.