Important Laws of Indiana Relating to Public Libraries and the Public Library Commission

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Public Library Commission of Indiana, 1913 - Library legislation - 16 pages
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Page 8 - The state treasurer shall be liable on his official bond for the faithful performance of his duties in connection with the employment security administration fund provided for under this act.
Page 12 - It may also conduct a clearing house for periodicals for free gift to local libraries and shall perform such other service in behalf of public libraries as it may consider for the best interest of the state.
Page 7 - Within ten days after said commissioners shall be appointed and qualified they shall meet and organize by electing one of their number secretary, and as soon as may be thereafter, they shall personally examine the lands in said district and make a preliminary report to the court, which report shall state : (1) Whether said proposed work is necessary, or would be of utility in carrying out the purposes of the petition.
Page 12 - October 31. 1906, the commission shall make a full report to the governor as to the library conditions and progress in Indiana. This report, when printed, shall be presented to the general assembly of the State of Indiana, and biennially thereafter a like report shall be made.
Page 14 - ... shall be the property of the school township, and the school township trustee shall be responsible for the safe preservation of the same. Said board shall be entitled to the possession and custody of any books remaining in the old township library in such township ; and such board shall be empowered to receive donations, bequests and legacies for and on behalf of such library, and shall be entitled to receive from the Public Library Commission and State Librarian copies of all documents of this...
Page 8 - ... use of the state, suppress insurrection, defend the state, or, in time of war, assist in defending the "United States ; and the amount of debt contracted in any one year to provide for deficiencies of revenue shall not exceed one-fourth of a mill on each dollar of valuation of taxable property within the state...
Page 7 - ... over to the treasurer of such town or city, and to expend the same in the establishment, equipment, enlargement and management of a public library in the manner as provided for in section 8, which shall be open to and for the use and benefit...
Page 6 - ... library, and collect and pay the same over to the treasurer of such city or town where such library is located, to be held by such treasurer as...
Page 14 - Of the first two members of such board so appointed one shall be appointed for a term of two years and one for four years, and thereafter the term of office shall be four years. Such library board shall have control of the purchase of books and the management of such library, and shall serve without compensation.
Page 13 - ... duties. The board is hereby authorized to impose fines on borrowers for violation of the rules of the board and all funds accruing from such fines shall be disposed of as money received from sales of books as provided for in section 9 of this act. Library Associations — Traveling Libraries. Sec. 11. Any five or more citizens may organize a library association, which, on furnishing security satisfactory to the library and historical...

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