Jeffrey, Jonathan
February 2009
Kentucky Libraries;Winter2009, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the legislation passed by Andrew Carnegie for the establishment of free libraries in Kentucky on March 21, 1902. It notes that the legislation was passed in three separate acts that speak the disparity in size and resources between cities including Louisville, and the significant differences related to the library funding and the composition of governing bodies. These include an act to provide for the establishment of free libraries and reading rooms in the in cities of the third, fourth and fifth classes. It also authorizes the establishment of free public libraries in the cities of second and third classes and provides the establishment and maintenance of free public libraries in the first class.


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