Phone: 208-855-4335 (ext. 1045)


Degrees and Certifications:

BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Idaho

Ms. Taryn Belnap

Hello Meridian Elementary Families!

I'm Taryn Belnap and I am so excited to be at Meridian Elementary for my third year as their Librarian. I attended school at The University of Idaho where I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, Go Vandals!. I have worked in a Public Library setting for several years and am so excited to be in a school setting where I can help cultivate a love of reading and fun!

I feel so lucky that I have the best job in the school, having the opportunity to work with two of my favorite things...children and books! Promoting literacy, and developing a life-long love of books and reading in children is a passion of mine. I feel Thomas Jefferson said it best, "I cannot live without books!" I am looking forward to another wonderful year!

When I don't have my face buried in a book; you can find me either singing on stage in local theatre shows or spending time outdoors with my wonderful, sweet Aussie-Doodles, Chaco and Remy. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. My email is or you can reach me at 208-855-4335 ext. 1045. 

Taryn Belnap