A Michigan town has voted to defund its tax-funded public library due to a fight that began over LGBTQ+ books. Jamestown Township, a historically conservative community in Ottawa County, Michigan, voted to defund Patmos Library on Tuesday, August 2. According to a report from Bridge Michigan, the “vote guts the library’s operating budget in 2023 — 84 percent of the library’s $245,000 budget comes from property taxes collected through a millage.” The vote to not renew the library’s funding comes after a local uproar over certain books with LGBTQ+ themes were found on the shelves.