The mission of the Meadows Valley Public Library District is to provide patrons of all ages equal access to library services and resources, as well as to inspire a passion for literacy.

Summer Reading Program News!

Come in anytime to sign-up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program!  To sign-up, just come by the library during normal business hours. 

How the program works: * Children of all ages & abilities can participate. * Children may register anytime during the program, but must be registered before earning reading tokens. * The first 100 children who register will receive a free goody bag. * Children can earn ‘tokens’ for reading & the tokens can be spent at the incentive store. * There are also 7 free weekly Story Time programs, during which we read some stories, create crafts or play games & have a treat. * Registered Participants will be invited to the 8th program, which is a celebration party at the held at the city park!

Sign-up Beginning May 27th after school! (Readers can only begin logging time after they sign-up. Books may be from home, the library or another source but must be read after signing-up. Readers cannot earn tokens for books they have read before.)


Weekly Story Hours are held twice each Wednesday from               11:15am - 12:15pm and again from 1:15pm - 2:15pm.  

Children may attend either program each week, but not two programs in one day.

June 1st - On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!

June 8th - Sportacular

June 15th - You Are What You Eat

June 22nd - Be A Good Sport

June 29th - Zootopia Movie (one program 1:15pm to 3:00pm)

July 6th - Camping Fun

July 13th - Let's Be Creative!

July 20th - Field Day & Water Games Party (This party will be held at the end of the program at the city park from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.)

Summer Reading Rules:  Summer Readers of all ages and reading abilities can begin signing-up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program on Friday, May 27th. Participants can sign-up for the program any time between May 27th and July 12th, but must be signed-up before reading to earn tokens. Participants who can read on their own must read materials at their reading level to earn tokens. Pre-readers can be read to by anyone to earn tokens and siblings who read to pre-readers will also earn tokens for both the pre-reader and themselves. Librarians will occasionally ask readers to give a verbal report about what they have read. Readers who attempt to collect tokens for material they did not read will lose all incentive prizes and tokens for the remainder of the summer. Tokens can be used to purchase incentive prizes at the Summer Reading Incentive Store. The store will be available beginning June 1st, following the first summer reading program, and will be available each day until the summer reading party on July 20th. Prizes must be purchased no later than the summer reading party. Readers can make purchases at the store once each day, even on days we are not holding summer reading programs, but only once each day. Parents are welcome to assist their children with making good prize choices, but are asked to please allow the children to buy their own prizes! Also, please be aware that different prizes are appropriate for different ages and all prizes are inexpensive, so please don’t expect ‘refunds’ or ‘exchanges’ after prizes have been taken out of the library. Prizes will be added to the incentive store by staff at staff discretion and all items may not be available at all times, so check back often, but please don’t ask staff to check for or add prizes to the incentive store.  

Last updated: June 8, 2016 - 4:01pm by meadowsvalley

Sponsor a Summer Reader!

Each year the Meadows Valley Public Library offers a FREE Summer Reading Program to all local area children. Last summer 81 children, ages 1 to 16, participated in the program.  The library cares about your children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning this summer. Children who join the summer reading program keep their brains active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. The Summer Reading Program is a positive and safe environment for kids and provides them with a beneficial way to spend their free time.

Summer Reading Participants are given book bags, pencils, bookmarks, activity pages, and more when they sign-up for the program. Readers also earn prizes by reading and tracking how much they read. The library also provides crafts, games and snacks for all of the summer readers. Of course, providing this kind of quality program costs money, but participants and their families are never charged a fee for any part of the program and all children are welcome and encouraged to participate.

You can help the library present such a valuable program by Sponsoring one or more Summer Readers! Each sponsorship cost just $10 and provides a summer reader with all of the fun the Summer Reading Program has to offer! We can’t do it without help, so please consider Sponsoring a Summer Reader! If you would like to be a Sponsor, please send donation to: Meadows Valley Public Library, P.O. Box 436, New Meadows, ID 83654 or you can drop your donation at the library. Your donation may be tax deductible. Thanks in advance for your help!

Last updated: May 17, 2016 - 2:05pm by meadowsvalley

Be a Summer Reading Volunteer


We need volunteers for the 2016 Summer Reading Program.  Volunteers are needed to;

* Read during the story time

* Help during the craft time

* Provide weekly snacks

During the Summer Reading Program it is common to have 35 more kids at a story time and over 50 at the end party, so all adult help is welcome and appreciated! We also appreciate youth volunteers who are interested in helping out.  Volunteers are welcome to help with a single program, a few programs or all 8 programs. There are sign-up sheets available at the library for the various volunteer jobs available.  If you are interested in helping, please stop by the library any time! For more information, please contact the library at 347-3147 or  Thanks!

Last updated: May 17, 2016 - 2:06pm by meadowsvalley

Book Discussion Group

Book Group  Book Discussion Group

Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 7:00p.m.

We are currently reading:

The Light In The Ruins by Chris Bohjalian and will discuss this title on July 6th.

Our upcoming title is Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow.  We will pick up copies at our July meeting & will discuss it August 3rd.

 Book Group is for people who like to read and then get together once per month in avery relaxed setting to discuss each months book selection. Book selections are made by group members on a rotating basis. Light refreshments & fun & interesting conversations are served at each meeting. New Members may join any time and may participate on a month to month basis.


Last updated: June 8, 2016 - 3:58pm by meadowsvalley

Hours & Directions

>>>> Library Hours <<<<

Summer Hours - April 1 - October 31

Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm

Saturday : 11am to 2pm

Closed on Sundays & National Holidays

Winter Hours - November 1 - March 31

Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays

>>>> Directions <<<<

400 Virginia, New Meadows, ID  83654
Click on Address for Google Map

Last updated: April 12, 2016 - 10:26am by meadowsvalley

Support the Library - Make a Donation!

You can now make a donation to the library with PayPal! Your donation may be tax deductible. To make a donation, click on the button below. Thank you for your support!