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§ 23-410. Other services that public libraries are required to provide

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 23. Libraries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. County Public Libraries (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Education, § 23-410
§ 23-410. Other services that public libraries are required to provide
Beginning January 1, 2024, each public library must offer at least one of the following services alone or in partnership with units of government or nonprofit organizations:
(1) A program to increase scores on the kindergarten assessment administered under § 7-210 of this article;
(2) A program designed to close learning gaps created by lack of access to education, including learning gaps that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic;
(3) An initiative to expand digital equity and access to free computing and broadband Internet;
(4) An educational program providing technology instruction and skills, health literacy, instruction on operating a small business, and instruction on workforce development;
(5) Serving as a community resource and distribution site during public emergencies;
(6) A program to reduce barriers to STEM education, including by providing activities, classes, programs, and events; and
(7) Support for mental health and reducing social and physical isolation.


Added by Acts 2022, c. 496, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022; Acts 2022, c. 497, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Education, § 23-410, MD EDUC § 23-410
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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