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The Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland, 1924
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2496 ARTICLE 77.

An. Code, sec. 105. 1910, ch. 505, sec. 100 (p. 222).

173. Said commission, upon application of the library directors of a
county, municipality or election district which has complied with the pro-
visions of this law relative to the establishment of such library may expend
not more than one hundred dollars for books, to be selected and purchased
by said commission and delivered to said directors for the purpose of
establishing a free public library.

An. Code, sec. 106. 1904, secs. 95 and 96. 1898, ch. 515, sec. 1. 1902, ch. 367, secs. 1, 2, 3.

1910, ch. 505, sec. 101 (p. 222).

174. The boards of county commissioners shall have power to establish
and maintain central free public libraries at all the county seats of their
respective counties, with branches in such places within the limits of said
counties as the demand of the people of the vicinity may justify, so as to
give them convenient access to the free libraries and reading rooms, and
the legislative authority of any incorporated municipality shall have power
to establish public libraries in like manner for said municipality.

An. Code, sec. 107. 1904, sec. 95. 1898, ch. 515, sec. 1. 1902, ch. 367, secs. 1, 2.
1910, ch. 505, sec. 102 (p. 222).

175. The board of county commissioners of any county in the State,
for the establishment and maintenance of said free public libraries and
reading rooms in their respective counties, may levy an annual tax not
exceeding five cents on each one hundred dollars of the assessed valuation
of taxable property; such tax to be levied and collected in like manner as
other general taxes of said county, and when collected to be known as the
public library fund.

An. Code, sec. 108. 1910, ch. 505, sec. 103 (p. 223).

176. In case a majority of the voters in any election district shall
petition the board of county commissioners to establish a public library
in said district, the said board shall establish and control such public library
in the same manner as the legislative authority of an incorporated muni-
cipality may establish and control a library under sections 168 to 187, and
said board of county commissioners may levy a tax on the election district
for the said library in like manner as is done for the library of an incor-
porated municipality and to the same amount, and said election district
library shall be managed in the same manner as the library of an incorpor-
ated municipality.

An. Code, sec. 109. 1904, sec. 97. 1902, ch. 367, sec. 4. 1910, ch. 505, sec. 104 (p. 223).

177. The legislative authority of any municipality may levy a tax for
public library purposes upon the assessed valuation of the taxable property
within said municipality, not exceeding seven cents of each one hundred
dollars, to be collected in like manner as the other taxes of said municipality.
The money so collected by the governing boards of the incorporated muni-
cipalities shall be paid over to the trustees or board of directors, to be
appointed as hereinafter provided, and shall be expended by them as in
their judgment they may deem best.


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