Historical Sketch of the Origin and Foundation of the Chicago Public Library

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Beach, Barnard & Company, legal printers, 1877 - 98 pages
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Page 97 - AS MEN MAY SEE THEM. THE chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of Angels ; the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. Ps. Ixviii.
Page 15 - SEC. 7. The said Board of Directors shall make, on or before the second Monday in June, an annual report to the City Council, stating the condition of their trust on the first day of June of
Page 15 - SEC. 9. Any person desiring to make donations of money, personal property, or real estate for the benefit of such Library, shall have the right to vest the title to the money or real estate so donated in the Board of Directors created under this act, to be held and controlled by such Board, when accepted, according to the terms of the deed, gift, devise, or bequest of such
Page 14 - 4. Vacancies in the Board of Directors occasioned by removals, resignation, or otherwise, shall be reported to the City Council, and be filled in like manner as original appointments; and no Director
Page 14 - and benefit of the inhabitants of such city, and may levy a tax of not to exceed one mill on the dollar annually, and. in cities of over 100,000 inhabitants, not to exceed
Page 15 - SEC. 6. Every Library and Reading-Room established under this act shall be forever free to the use of the inhabitants of the city where located, always
Page 15 - other sources, and how such moneys have been expended, and for what purposes ; the number of books and periodicals on hand ; the number added by purchase, gift, or otherwise, during the year; the number lost or missing; the number of visitors attending; the number of books loaned out, and the general character and kind of such books, with other statistics, information and suggestions as they may deem of general interest.
Page 15 - SEC. 12. Whereas, all the libraries of Chicago were destroyed by the recent fire in that city, and large donations of books have been made to found a Free Library; and, whereas, no suitable building or organization exists to receive or preserve them; therefore, an emergency exists that this law shall take effect immediately ; therefore, this act shall take effect and
Page 68 - home the center of affection and virtue! Pleasing communion must be found with the great minds, who in all ages have best understood, felt, written, or sung the human heart! To do this, books must be made cheap and cost little,
Page 20 - while the home literature of the present day, and of the last hundred years, will form an important portion of the new Library, the characteristic feature of the gift will consist in sending to the Americans works of the thirteen preceding centuries, which are the common

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