This year, the Pember Library & Museum completed renovations to the 110-year old building to make it fully accessible, with support from the Community Loan Fund. The library was able to build a 725 square-foot addition that houses an ADA compliant elevator. The addition is covered in marble, to match the library’s historic exterior.

The library is the heart of the small town of Granville and an anchor on Main Street. Pember Library & Museum was established in 1909. The collection contains 7,500 objects, including rare books, botany, rocks, eggs, and animal mounts. The library and museum offer a year-round schedule of classes and events for all ages, including nature programs, art exhibits, film screenings, and book talks.

“The Community Loan Fund personnel were very professional and exceptionally helpful to us,” says Robert Tatko, library trustee.