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12-1287. Same; library board; powers and duties. The library board shall have the power:

(a) To make and adopt rules and regulations for the administration of the library;

(b) to lease a site or sites and to lease a building or buildings for the use of the library;

(c) to acquire by purchase, gift or exchange, books, magazines, papers, printed materials, slides, pictures, films, projection equipment, phonograph records and other material and equipment deemed necessary by the board for the maintenance and extension of modern library service;

(d) to employ a librarian and such other employees as the board deems necessary and to remove such employees and to fix their compensation;

(e) to establish and maintain a library or libraries and traveling library service within the district or within any other municipality with which service contract arrangements have been made;

(f) to contract with other libraries or with the governing body of a municipality for the furnishing of library service to the inhabitants of such municipality to the extent and upon such terms as may be agreed upon, and to contract with any school board to furnish library service to any school library or to use the library facilities of the public school to supplement the facilities of the public library;

(g) to receive, accept and administer any money appropriated or granted to it by the state or the federal government or any agency or subdivision thereof for the purpose of aiding or providing library service;

(h) to receive and accept any gift or donation to the library and administer the same in accordance with any provisions thereof. If no provisions are specified, the board shall have the power to hold, invest or reinvest the gift and any dividends, interest, rent or income derived from the gift in the manner the board deems will best serve the interests of the library;

(i) to receive and accept any grant, gift, donation or appropriated or other funds from the United States government, or its agencies, or any other source whatsoever for the purposes of the library district established under this act;

(j) to make annual reports to the state librarian and the governing body of the city of Independence and board of education on or before January 31 of each year for the preceding calendar year, showing receipts and disbursements from all funds under its control, and showing such statistical information relating to library materials acquired and on hand, number of library users, library services available, and other information of general interest as the governing body requires; and

(k) to place money received from sources other than a tax levy for library purposes in a separate fund or funds or in the fund to which the tax levy money is credited unless the grantor or donor directs how and for what purpose the money shall be handled and spent.

History: L. 2002, ch. 68, ยง 9; July 1.


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