40:33-8 County library commission.
40:33-8. The county library commission shall organize by the election of a chairman, and shall adopt rules and regulations for the establishment and maintenance of the county library. It shall employ a librarian, if any, as may be required, who shall hold appropriate certificates issued by the State Board of Examiners and such other employees as it shall deem necessary for the performance of its functions. It may purchase such supplies and equipment and incur such expenses as it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this article, but shall not incur expenses or make purchases in any fiscal year from public funds in excess of the appropriation for county library purposes for that year. In addition to its other powers, it may accept gifts, devises, legacies and bequests of property, real and personal, and hold and use the property and income of the same in any manner, which is lawful and consistent with the purpose for which the commission is created, and with the provisions of the conveyance, will or other instrument in or under which such gift, devise, legacy or bequest is made and may dispose of the same subject to the same conditions. It shall make an annual report to the financial officer of the county which shall include a statement setting forth in detail all county appropriations made to the library, other public revenues received by the library, all State aid received by the library, all expenditures made by the library and the balance of funds available. The report shall also include an analysis of the state and condition of the library and shall be sent to the county, governing body and to the State Library. The State Librarian, with the approval of the President of Thomas Edison State College, shall prescribe by regulation the form of all such reports.
Amended 1950, c.189, s.3; 1985, c.541, s.4; 2001, c.137, s.46.
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