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Lawyers at MRSC could find nothing that would prohibit a district library from direct fundraising and cited the following phrases from RCW 27.12.210, which they felt gave trustees broad authorization to do what is necessary to maintain a library:

  • (5) “Have exclusive control of the finances of the library;
  • (6) Accept such gifts of money or property for library purposes as they deem expedient;
  • (10) Do all other acts necessary for the orderly and efficient management and control of the library.”

However, they believed that a library under a city might be prohibited by city rules, although they were unable to find the same constraint for a self-governing library district.

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