An Ottawa County library will ask voters for funding for a second time, in November, after residents in this small town voted last week to reject a millage because of the continued presence of  LGBTQ-themed books on library shelves.

The library board voted Monday night to put the same millage that was soundly defeated Aug. 2 on the ballot in the general election and hope for the best. The tax accounts for about 84 percent of the library’s budget. The current millage is set to expire this year.

If the millage request is defeated again in November, the library will likely close sometime in 2023.