Report of the Free Public Library Commission of Massachusetts, Volumes 10-18

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The Commission, 1900 - Libraries
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Page 40 - Said directors shall hold office one-third for one year, one-third for two years, and one-third for three years, from the...
Page 6 - Boston, who shall have been such for at least three years prior to the date of their appointment, one for the term of five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one member for a term of five years.
Page 72 - The only true equalizers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom.
Page 100 - ... may be kept, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one nor more than twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding six months, and the said notice shall bear on its face a copy of this section.
Page 2 - SECT. 11. The city government of a city or the selectmen of a town, in which there is a public library owned and maintained by such city or town, may place in such library, for the use of the inhabitants, such books, reports, and laws as have been or may be received from the commonwealth.
Page 44 - Any town may at a legal meeting grant and vote money for the establishment, maintenance, or increase of a public library therein, and for erecting or providing suitable buildings or rooms therefor; and may receive, hold, and manage any devise, bequest, or donation for the establishment, increase, or maintenance of any such library.
Page 66 - ... Notwithstanding the temporary decline in intangible value in the year 1919, the equalized or taxable value of the special franchise has steadily increased owing to the marked improvement in the assessment of local property tending toward full value assessments. The taxable value of the special franchise is larger than that of any previous year in the history of the Special Franchise Law. Mortgage Tax Bureau...
Page 41 - No person shall be ineligible to serve upon said board of trustees by reason of sex. Such board of trustees shall be elected by ballot, and shall organize annually by the choice of a chairman and secretary from their own number; provided any town having a free public library which has heretofore elected a board of trustees to manage the same, consisting of a number divisible by three, and has heretofore elected annually one-third of said board for three years, may continue to elect annually one-third...
Page 21 - CLASS 3. Towns in which there are free libraries to which the town appropriates money, but is not represented in the management.
Page 7 - Such compensation, and the incidental and travelling expenses, shall be approved by the board and sent to the auditor of the Commonwealth, who shall certify to the governor and council the amounts due, as in case of other bills and accounts...

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