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Michigan library’s millage fails after group campaigned to remove LGBTQ material

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The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township, Michigan, is in danger of closing. The library's 2023 budget was hugely dependent on the millage passing. The millage failed with 1,905 no votes to 1,142 yes votes. A GoFundMe has raised $8,600 of its $245,000 goal.
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US library defunded after refusing to censor LGBTQ authors: ‘We will not ban the books’

Residents of Jamestown, Michigan, voted this week to shut down town’s library rather than tolerate certain LGBTQ books

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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West Michigan Library's Future Uncertain Over LGBTQ Material Flap

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan library faced an uncertain future Thursday after a flap over LGBTQ material on its shelves led to the failure of the renewal of a property tax millage that funds most of its budget.The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township outside Grand Rapids will lose 84% of its $245,000 annual budget with the failure of the millage renewal in Tuesday’s primary election, said Larry Walton, the library board’s …

2 months ago·United States
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Michigan library's future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan library faced an uncertain future Thursday after a flap over LGBTQ material on its shelves led to the failure of the renewal of a property tax millage that funds most of its budget.

2 months ago·United States
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Indian ExpressIndian Express

Michigan library’s future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

A small group of conservative residents campaigned against the millage renewal because the library refused to remove all LGBTQ material

2 months ago·India
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Michigan library's future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan library faces an uncertain future after a flap over LGBTQ material on its shelves led to the failure of the renewal of a property tax millage that funds most of its budget. The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township outside Grand Rapids will lose 84% of its $245,000 annual budget with the failure of the millage renewal in Tuesday’s primary election, said Larry Walton, the library board’s presiden…

2 months ago
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Residents of Michigan town vote to defund library over refusal to ban LGBTQ books

The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township will lose 84% of its annual budget after a group of conservative residents campaigned against the renewal of a property tax mileage that would support the library.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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