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Assistant library director Lilliann Bryse of the Somerset Public Library easily spans the narrow aisles of books in the library Monday afternoon. One of the space issues, according to library director Norma Scott, is the narrow aisles that dead-end at the walls, making it nearly impossible for those in wheelchairs to easily access the materials. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Library expansion needed, but where?

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How time flies. Twenty years went by in the blink of an eye.

At least that’s what Somerset Public Library director Norma Scott thinks. When the current Somerset Public Library was built more than 20 years ago, it came with the idea that eventually expansion would be needed, or that the building could be sold and a new library be built. According to Scott, that day came and went a long time ago.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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