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Allegany County Library Committee meeting, Feb 1960

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Library Plan To Be Topic At Meeting—

Miss Helen Clark, director of the Maryland Division of Library Extension will speak at meeting today at 8 p. m. at the Cumberland Free Public Library.

The session has been called by the recently organized Allegany County Library Committee which is interested, in establishment of a countywide library system.

This is the largest of six Maryland counties which do not have countrywide library service. Cumberland, La Vale, Frostburg and Westernport are the only communities with library service.

Dr. Adam Baer of Frostburg is serving as chairman of the county library committee and Mrs. William A. Cook of LaVale is secretary.

Mrs. Cook has prepared a tentative budget for the proposed county library of $66,500. Of that amount $48,000 would come from the county, $14,329 in state aid and $4,000 of a Federal grant plus $171 from fines and other sources.

This is the last year this county will be eligible for $20,000 Federal aid grant. This $20,000 will be most beneficial to rural areas where no library facilities exist, according to Mrs Cook.

Although this county has lost $106,690 in state and Federal funds since 1946 because of failure to establish a county-wide library it can still receive a total of $52,658 (?) from the state and Federal governments in the next two fiscal years.


Cumberland Evening News


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Public libraries, Maryland, Allegany County; Allegany County Library System (Md.), Anniversaries.

Allegany County (Md,), 1924-2010

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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