Members of the Carroll County Public Library board of trustees approved a cooperative borrowing agreement with the other libraries in the state Wednesday night, updating the policy that had been in effect since the 1970s.
The agreement -- which allows Maryland residents to borrow and return materials at any library -- was updated to accommodate technology such as bar code systems, said CCPL director Martha Makosky.
For example, countians could borrow a book at Ocean City and return it in Carroll or vice versa, she said.
In other library news:
* Library board members have appointed Scott W. Markle of Taneytown to replace former member Irwin Meyer, who resigned in the spring.
* Members agreed to recognize the CCPL Staff Association and allow its board to meet once every other month during work hours.
The association -- originally organized to lobby for competitive salaries -- is now primarily a social group for library employees. Members also volunteer time for community projects.
* Makosky announced that bids for the Mount Airy library will be received by the county on Dec. 14.
Ground-breaking is planned for March, with a proposed opening date of June 1992.