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.

Morocco Sahara Odyssey Travelogue

Morocco Sahara Odyssey Travelogue

             - Guest Speakers; Pete & Norma Walker

Thursday, February 11th @ 4:00pm & again @ 7:00pm

@ Meadows Valley Public Library

The Walker's will present their video travelogue of the trip they took to Morocco this past March. Morocco is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with High Atlas and Rif mountains, sweeping Sahara desert, rugged Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines and the winding alleyways of ancient medina cities. They met the Moroccan Berber people and got acquainted with their culture and their unique tajine cuisine while enjoying their ever present mint tea. They also experienced a variety of accommodations from famous riads (ancient homes) located within the old city centers to tents on the Sahara desert. From the coasts and into the mountains and out on the desert Peter and Norma covered much of the country during the month they traveled with a small group. 

Because the Walker's programs are so well attended we will hold the program twice the same day. Join us for this free event. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the library at 347-3147 and

This program is free to attend and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  As a courtesy to the speakers, please be on time for the program.  For more information, please call 347-3147.

Last updated: January 28, 2016 - 10:49am by meadowsvalley

The Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps

                             - guest speakers - Ivar Nelson & Patricia Hart

     Thursday, February 25th @ 7:00 PM

@ Meadows Valley Public Library

The Civilian Conservation Corps was the first, most far-reaching, longest-lived and bestloved of the New Deal programs in a decade full of big ideas and supersized projects. This presentation revisits the CCC in fresh perspective and places the CCC in Idaho forests at the very heart of contemporary issues such as conservation, fire ecology and outdoor recreation. The presentation brings the period alive through a digital portal based on the digitizing of thousands of photographs and documents by the University of Idaho Library.

This program is free to attend and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  As a courtesy to the speakers, please be on time for the program. For more information, please call 347-3147.

Ivar Nelson is a former Director of the University of Idaho Press. He has published books and magazines, including Palouse Journal, and co-written Mining Town: The Photographic Record of T.N. Barnard and Nellie Stockbridge from the Coeur d'Alenes with Patricia Hart. He co-founded the downtown store, Bookpeople of Moscow, and is currently active with the revitalization of the Kenworthy Theater in Moscow.

Patricia Hart is a social and cultural historian with a focus on change in times of national crisis and the role of media in that process. Her most recent book, A Home for Every Child, addresses the 19th century origins and practice of non-relative adoption in the U.S. 

This program is funded in part by the Idaho Humanities Council, a non profit organization that serves as the statebased affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Last updated: January 28, 2016 - 11:02am by meadowsvalley

Book Discussion Group

Book Group  Book Discussion Group

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

We are currently reading:

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson and will discuss this title on March 2nd.

Our upcoming title is River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler.  We will pick up copies at our March meeting & will discuss it April 6th.

 Book Group is for people who like to read and then get together once per month in a very 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: February 10, 2016 - 3:30pm by meadowsvalley


Story Time is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month during the school year from 3:15 to 4:00pm.  During Story Time we read a couple of books, make a craft or play a game and have a treat.   

Upcoming Story Time Dates:

March 9th – In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb…Spring!

April 13th – Potions & Mad Scientists

May 11th – Ninjas

Story Time is open to all children & their families and is always free to attend.  For more  information, please contact the library at 347-3147 or

Last updated: February 10, 2016 - 3:31pm by meadowsvalley

Hours & Directions

Library Hours

Winter Hours - November 1 - March 31

Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays

Summer Hours - April 1 - October 31

Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm

Saturday : 11am to 2pm

Closed on Sundays & National Holidays


400 Virginia, New Meadows, ID  83654
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Last updated: November 20, 2015 - 10:42am by meadowsvalley

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