Michigan: Patmos Library in Jamestown Township Millage Fails
Updated Post (November 15, 2022) Michigan Library Association Defends Library Defunded Over LGBTQ Books (by Andrew Albanese; via PW)
Voters have again rejected a millage that covers the bulk of the budget for the Patmos Library in Jamestown Township, casting its future into serious doubt.
The millage renewal failed 55.8% to 44.2%.
The millage accounts for about 85% of the library’s annual budget. Michigan law prevents the millage from going before voters again this year. Without it, the library’s fate seems grim.
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Background Michigan: “Patmos Library Will Pursue Another Millage Amid Controversy Over LGBTQ Books” (August 9, 2022)
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