Pember’s deed does not support school district library

B y Jaime Thomas

While several local officials have made clear they don’t support the Pember Library and Museum becoming a school district library, the Pember’s deed more clearly addresses the plan.

The 1909 deed, signed by Franklin and Ellen Pember, states the Pember Library board shall be appointed by the Granville Village Board. The deed also specifically rejects the idea of a popular election of the library board.

It reads: “trustees shall not or any of them be elective or…. at any [...]

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