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.
Of the 1,688 libraries Andrew Carnegie funded in the US between 1886 and 1919, less than 300 of them survive today as libraries. Others have been razed or repurposed. This one in Sidney, Nebraska, built in 1913, is now a Chamber of Commerce office. While a worthwhile use in Sidney, we are pleased that the Northfield Public Library, built in 1910, is still our library and is getting better. The 2015 renovation project will begin later this spring. Keep up with the library 3.0 improvement project here.
National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015 will kick off the annual
Friends Membership Drive!