Following a resounding failure of its operating millage renewal last week, the Jamestown Township library board voted Monday, Aug. 8, to ask voters to fund the library again in November. 

This will mean a tight turnaround, as language to get on the November ballot is due to the Ottawa County clerk by next Tuesday. 

The decision was made after a packed board meeting at the Patmos Library, 2445 Riley Street. More than 50 people attended the meeting, many of whom voiced their opinions on the library.

A conservative Christian group called Jamestown Conservatives placed large signs in the township urging residents to vote no on the millage, citing concerns the library was “grooming” children with books containing explicit material and LGBTQ themes.