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    Subdivision 1. Organization. Immediately after appointment, the library board shall
organize by electing one of its number as president and one as secretary, and from time to time it
may appoint such other officers as it deems necessary.
    Subd. 2. Duties. The library board shall adopt bylaws and regulations for the government of
the library and for the conduct of its business as may be expedient and conformable to law. It shall
have exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected for or placed to the credit of the
library fund, of interest earned on all money collected for or placed to the credit of the library fund,
of the construction of library buildings, and of the grounds, rooms, and buildings provided for
library purposes. All money received for the library shall be paid into the city or county treasury,
credited to the library fund, kept separate from other money of the city or county, and paid out only
upon approval by the board. The library board may lease rooms for library use. The library board
shall appoint a qualified library director and other staff as necessary, establish the compensation of
employees, and remove any of them for cause. With the approval of the council or board of county
commissioners, the library board may purchase grounds and erect a library building thereon.
History: (5665) RL s 2259; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1983 c 314 art 11 s 5