In a special-called meeting of the Jessamine County Public Library Board of Trustees Wednesday morning, the group voted to allow public comments during its regular meeting on Nov. 18. More than 50 members of the public attended the board's October meeting in apparent protest of controversial illustrated novels in the library, but they were not allowed to address the board, in accordance with its long-standing policy that public comments must go through the executive director.
The board laid out some temporary guidelines for public comments at the November meeting, and board President Billie Goodwill said the board needs to establish a permanent set of guidelines.
Members of the public who wish to speak at the Nov. 18 meeting will have to sign up on a "speaker list" prior to the meeting.
On the list, they will have to record their names, addresses and topics of their comments, as well as designating whether or not they hold a JCPL library card.