GRAND HAVEN. (WOOD) — The Loutit District Library in Grand Haven is hosting a Banned Books month in September promoting works that have been challenged or outright banned over the last 100 years.

Librarian Chelsea McCoy says she was inspired to put the exhibit together after the millage renewal for Patmos Library in Jamestown Township failed in August because some voters disapproved that books dealing with LGBTQ issues were available. The Patmos Library has since raised several thousand dollars via a community-led GoFundMe account, including a $50,000 donation from popular romance author Nora Roberts.