Let's Get Ready to Read! All locations of the Meridian Library District and Ada Community Libraries are once again holding a friendly competition this summer to encourage adults to read for themselves and with their children. We call it the Summer Reading Smackdown! The library system with the most total books read between June 1 and July 31 will then choose the fate of the other – can you say branch manager dunk tank? Now in its second year, the inaugural Smackdown was won by the Meridian Library District’s readers who took the prize winning by a mere 70 entries (each district received more than 1,900 entries).