Voters in Jamestown Township, Michigan rejected a ballot measure during the primary elections earlier this week to renew a property tax that funds the local library.
The tax pays for 84% of Patmos Library’s $245,000 yearly budget. The failed measure means that the library will run out of money at some point next year, library board president Larry Walton said.
Earlier this year, a parent complained about Gender Queer: A Memoir, Maia Kobabe’s graphic novel about coming to terms with eir identity as nonbinary and asexual. The book was in the adult section, but the parent thought that it shouldn’t be in the library at all.