Posted on August 9, 2022 at 3:18 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Well, this is what it's come to: we're now crowdfunding to keep libraries open.

Specifically, the Patmos Library in Jamestown Township, Michigan, where residents voted to end the majority of the library's funding, following months of complaints about LGBTQ books in the stacks.

The rejection of the millage — a term referring to a portion of property taxes dedicated to a certain purpose — will essentially close the facility.

Literary Hub shared local reporting that highlights two GoFundMe campaigns, organized by separate residents, that have raised almost $81,000 as of 3 p.m. Central to keep the library open.

Additionally, the library board met on Monday night and voted to put the millage issue on the November ballot.

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