The Ohio Teacher; Devoted to the Interests of the Teachers of Ohio, and to the Cause of Education Volume 42

The Ohio Teacher; Devoted to the Interests of the Teachers of Ohio, and to the Cause of Education Volume 42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...schools of a typical rural Ohio county. A neighborhood store, a post-oflice, a school--any convenient meeting place for a hamlet or a cross-roads neighborhood serves as a deposit station for a collection of books which is renewed from time to time to keep it fresh. This library furthermore maintains a special schools department. What has been practically possible hitherto for only a few Ohio counties under peculiarly favoring circumstances is now made possible for all, or for any section of a county which lacks free library facilities. The necessary steps are, first, to file with the probate judge of the county, a petition signed by not less than twenty-five percent of the electors in the proposed library district. Assuming that the petition is in proper form, the question of establishing a library district goes before the people at the next election to be decided by majority vote. The law further provides for a library board with taxing powers, and with authority to contract for service with existing libraries. It further permits existing libraries, if they wish. to become part of a county library district. This allows two or several weak libraries in a county to pool their resources and strengthen their service. Finally, the law provides that the county librarian shall be a competent person. It aims to bring this about by creating a state board of I library examiners consisting of the librarians of the two libraries in the state having the largest circulation, two persons representing rural library work, and the director of state library service. This board is expected to be appointed soon. Meanwhile, the way is open for any district in Ohio which is without library service to go ahead and organize itself. In concluding, let me suggest...
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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788435
  • 9781236788436