April 22, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 94

Mercer dedicates library expansion

MERCER, Wis. – The Mercer Public Library celebrated the completion of its building project Saturday afternoon during a bustling open house, citing extensive community support as a key part of its success.

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Teresa Schmidt, on stepstool, director of the Mercer Public Library, speaks during the dedication of the newly added Friends of the Library Room during an open house at the library Saturday afternoon in Mercer, Wis.

The project doubled the library’s space, adding a large room for books, a colorful children’s room, a multipurpose meeting room and a new entrance to the original library room just off the Mercer Community Center building. The project, originally expected to take five years, was completed in only three years due to “fantastic” support from the entire community, according to Marge...