The Brentwood Library board could vote on the contested book, Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, before its next scheduled meeting.
Brentwood resident, James Vandervoort, said in the Oct. 15 library board meeting the book is about gay marriage, and wants it removed from the library.
Board president Sheila Lenkman said library director Vicki Woods suggested an early email vote, but Lenkman said not enough of the board has weighed in to know if that could happen. The next scheduled meeting is Nov. 12.
A vote was on the agenda for the Oct. 8 and 15th meetings, but there wasn’t a quorum at either one.
Lenkman said she’s in favor of not voting early.
“We had two people say that they thought we should just stick with the date, because it looks suspicious if we suddenly try to change things,” she said.
During the process, the book is in circulation, though as of Oct. 18 it was checked out, with two waiting.
Both Woods and Lenkman said the majority of comments they’ve heard are in support of keeping the book.
Woods said she received more than 50 phone calls on Thursday.
“The vast majority of the responses have been to not remove the book, which as a librarian, warms my heart,” she said.
Lenkman said friends of hers on Facebook “seem to be mostly in favor of keeping it.”
She said she’s read the book, and “as a parent of two young children, I have no problem with leaving it in the library.”