Agreement Is Approved

December 02, 1990

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.

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