Thursday Night at the Library
The Petoskey District Library board met last night, and, as hoped, concerned taxpayers turned out for the meeting. There were nearly 25 people in the audience. Good turnout for a board meeting which typically attracts little interest.
During the public comment portion several folks spoke up. The comments ranged from dismay over "staff pick" books (like the anti-police The Hate U Give) to tacky transgender material being displayed in the youth section to the aggressive partnering of the library with the LGBTQ+ Pride March in Petoskey. Liberal advocates for the library pushed back against the "conservative" comments.
ERG hopes to post videos from the meeting next week. Bottom line: It was a beautiful exercise in the First Amendment, activism, and holding government accountable for their actions.