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.
If you have visited our renovated library recently, you'll notice John Maakestad's "Jubilate" painting hanging in a prominent place in the atrium. St. Olaf College donated his painting when the 1985 addition opened. The painting has been hanging upstairs for the past 31 years. Now the original is front and center in the library, and, with the approval of John's family, a detail of it appears on the library's website, book bags and new library cards. Cards and book bags are available at the front desk.
Look here for more information about John Maakestad, as described by Susan Hvistendahl.