Five city charter proposals are on the November 3 ballot and one specifically affects the library. Information for all five are available on the city's website. Royal Oak's city charter was adopted in 1921 and the Charter Review Committee has been working to modernize some outdated provisions found in the city charter. Proposal 1 would adjust for inflation the amount specified in the 1921 charter for library expenditures that need city commission approval.

The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the growing season.