2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 43. Libraries.
43.21 Consolidated public library systems.
43.2143.21 Consolidated public library systems.
43.21(1)(1) In a consolidated public library system, the system board shall consist of 7 or 9 members appointed by the county board. In the initial appointment of a system board, at least 3 members of the system board, at the time of their appointment, shall be active voting members of library boards governing public libraries consolidated into the system. At least one but not more than 2 members of the county board shall be members of the system board at any one time.
43.21(2)(a)(a) A consolidated public library system shall be deemed an agency of the county by which created.
43.21(2)(b)(b) A consolidated public library system board shall have the powers of a library board under ss. 43.58 and 43.60 and shall be responsible for the total program of public library service for the system territory.
43.21(3)(3) If it is consistent with the terms thereof, a gift, bequest or endowment to a public library becoming part of a consolidated public library system may be taken over by the system board. The system board shall maintain the gift, bequest or endowment for the benefit of the library to which it was given.
43.21 - ANNOT.History: 1971 c. 152; 1985 a. 177 ss. 23, 71; 1993 a. 241.
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