Article - Education
(a) The General Assembly finds:
(1) That public library resources and services are essential components of the educational system; and
(2) That libraries stimulate awareness and understanding of critical social issues, and assist individuals in reaching their highest potential for self–development.
(b) It is the policy of this State:
(1) To continue the orderly development and maintenance of library facilities and services throughout this State, in collaboration with the counties; and
(2) To develop coordinated programs and services among libraries and institutions to:
(i) Provide the widest possible access to the library and information resources of this State; and
(ii) Ensure more effective and economical services to all library users.