The "Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library" (FFNPL) is a non-profit, community-based organization since 1983 that supports the Northfield Public Library. In cooperation with the Northfield Public Library, FFNPL supports early literacy programs, recruits volunteers, provides support for equipment in the Library such as computers and eBook readers, and organizes special events including fundraising trivia bees, concerts, speakers and book readings.

Library closed to the public until May 3.

While the library is closed, take advantage of its many online resources. The Friends have provided funds to support many of these online services.

Here is a sample of what is available: 

    Lynda.com - tutorials for learning computer programs
    Kanopy - your ticket to thousands of movies is your library card!
    Transparent language - learn a new language
    Libby - e-books and audiobooks you can download to your computer, tablet or smart             phone
    Recorded Books - audiobooks you can download. No waiting!
    TumbleBooks - many resources for children
    Ancestry Library Edition - genealogy 

And much more available from the library's web site: https://guides.mynpl.org/home

Join us for this first-of-its-kind Event!

Everyone is invited to 

Love Your Library Fundraiser

Latin Dance Party 2020/Fiesta de Baile Latino Live Music

— K-Libre24 — Música en Vivo--

Saturday, Feb 15

Armory Square Event Center

7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Special family events from 7-8 will include kids’ Zumba. Free Dance Lessons available during the evening. Doors open at 6:30.

Los eventos familiares especiales del 7 al 8 incluirán Zumba para niños. Instruccion de baila gratis durant la noche.  Las puertas se abren a las 6:30.

Food and full bar available for sale.

Comida y bar completo disponibles para la venta.


General admission: $12 advance (through Feb. 14); $15 at-the-door.  Children 12 and under free with adult.

Advance tickets available through Feb 14 at the Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington St or online here.

Sponsored in part by Imminent Brewing, Noris Cuisine and Armory Square Event Center to benefit the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library. Proceeds from this fundraising event will directly support programming at your Northfield Public Library.


Entrada general: $12 por adelantado (hasta el 14 de febrero), $15 en la puerta, niños de 12 años y menores gratis con un adulto.


Magic of Model Trains
Thursday, December 12, 2019

City Council Proclaims "Friends of Libraries Week

The Northfield Public Library will be spending the week of October 20-26, 2019, celebrating the Friends of the Library group as part of the 13th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library were established in 1981 and have raised over $1,500,000 for the library to date. Currently over 400 community members contribute annually to the Friends, and many of these contributors actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include an annual trivia bee, a Crazy Daze book sale and a (new this year) Puzzle Playoff.

“The library has always played such an important role in my life and in my family’s life,” said Friends Co-Chair, Debbie Navarro. “I truly enjoy being able to give something back – and being an active member of this group is fun!”

Other board members of this group are Lynne Young, Co-Chair; Bill North, Treasurer; Mary Steen, Secretary; Susan Dean, Mary Lewis Grow, Christian Hakala, Katie Lewis, Sarai Moreno, and Lois Stratmoen. The staff liaison for the group is Laurie Kodet.

 "Our library would be much poorer without the Friends,” said library director Teresa Jensen. “Our Friends contributed substantially to our recent building project and to the purchase of the new bookmobile. Their funding supplements our programming budget and makes it possible to try new things like our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.”

Please visit the Friends’ website to find out how to become a member of the Friends. http://ffnpl.wildapricot.org/admin/

National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/united.

Book bags for sale
at the library. 
Besides being perfect for carrying library books and other media, they are great for shopping, travel and, in a pinch, laundry. AND, they tell the world about our beautiful library! If you forget this bag when you go to the library, look for the Boomerang Bags, reusable, returnable cloth book bags. 


We welcome your donations and membership in FFNPL and your support of the work we do for the benefit of our library.