Question: Who Can borrow Where in State?

The Supreme Court of the state of Michigan is hearing the case of George Goldstone of Bloomfield Hills who was told that he couldn’t check out books at the Bloomfield Township Library.

If Goldstone’s attorney prevails in his argument that the Michigan Constitution gives all residents equal access to any public library, then librarians fear that the local taxes some communities now assess to enhance their libraries will disappear — along with the special programs that the taxes fund.

“This is not just a battle over one local library,” Gretchen Couraud, executive director of the Michigan Library Association, said Monday. “It could have an impact on all public libraries in the state.” More on the case.