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!!

The Bookmarks are Here!

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!!)!

Save the Date! 
Friends' Annual Meeting
27 September, 1-2:30 pm
(Via Zoom)

With Keynote Speaker, Nancy Braker

Join us from 1 pm-2:30 pm on September 27 for the Friends' Annual Meeting. We review the year's activities, the state of the Friends' finances, introduce the Board, and look ahead to the year's activities. After the business part of the meeting, we are delighted to welcome Nancy Braker, Puzak Family Director of the Cowling Arboretum and Senior Lecturer in Biology at Carleton College, as our Keynote Speaker. She will speak on local environmental initiatives (stay tuned for the title of her talk!).  

We will be hosting this meeting virtually (via Zoom) and will be sending out login information to our members via email.  If you would like to attend and are not yet a member, you can join at https://ffnpl.wildapricot.org/ or contact Board Chair, Susan Dean (susan.w.dean@gmail.com) or William North (wnorth@carleton.edu).

We hope that you can attend!  (The Zoom meeting will be open early - 12:30 pm - for those who wish to test their connection.  Meeting starts at 1:00 pm.)

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.

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.