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.

The Latest Friends of the Library News!!

Friends' Annual Meeting Resources
The meeting was held on 27 September, 1-2:30 pm (Via Zoom)

With Keynote Speaker, Nancy Braker

Thanks to all who were able to attend the Annual Meeting on Sunday.  We are pleased to make available a recording of our annual meeting and Nancy Braker's keynote lecture on Pollinators.  

Nancy Braker also has provided a list of further resources for those interested in deepening their knowledge of this important topic.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2020
September 15-October 31

The Northfield Public Library is hosting virtual National Hispanic Heritage Celebration events beginning on September 15th - join the Northfield Public Library and the Arts and Culture Commission as we kickoff the 2020 Spanish Sidewalk Poetry Contest with a Bilingual (Spanish & English) Poetry Reading with Danny Solis, Rochester-based slam poet and COMPAS Teaching Artist.


In depth, programming on Latino history and culture during the months of September and October will give the community the opportunity to understand Latino history, culture, and more.


A complete list of events available on mynpl.org and on the colorful calendar below.

View events on Facebook/northfieldpubliclibrary.


Sponsored by:  Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library, the City of Northfield, and Northfield Public Library.

The Bookmarks are still available!

Our warmest thanks to all the young people who shared their artistry, imagination, and love of the Library by entering this year's Annual Bookmark Contest. It was dedicated to the theme "What I love about the Library!" and the contributions were so inspiring. We were delighted to receive 19 submissions and selected eight to be printed.  All 19 entries are displayed here.  So the next time you’re at the library, ask for one of the new bookmarks (they are free!!)!

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.

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