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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.


Trivia Bee - Save the Date

When: November 1 • 7-9pm
Where: Grand Event Center.  316 Washington St, Northfield, MN 55057.
Hosted by Quiz Mistress Jessica Peterson White. Test wits and wisdom - Win prizes and trivia glory.  Proceeds benefit the Northfield Public Library.  Stay tuned for registration information and additional information. 


National Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Join us on Saturday, September 15th 11am-4pm as the Northfield Public Library kicks off its Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations! Washington Street in front of the library will be closed down for the festivities. There will be music, dancing, food and fun for the whole family, & it's free!  Stop by the Friends of the Northfield Public Library table to learn about how you can support our public library.

Friends and Foundation Annual Meeting Scheduled for September 22

The Library's atrium will be the setting for the annual meeting of the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library on Sunday, September 22, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Please join us for the business meeting when we will acknowledge the contributions of one "Stand Out Friend" and summarize what the Friends have been doing recently and what is planned for the upcoming year. Meet other friends and enjoy an engaging talk about books from Jessica Peterson White, owner of Content Books in Northfield. Refreshments will be served.


Friends Bookmark Contest Winners


The Friends of the Library's 2019 bookmark took a slightly different turn.  This summer, children and youth in grades K-12 were invited to submit their artwork for entry in a contest.  Four bookmarks were chosen to be made into bookmarks for distribution at various events.  All 18 of the entries are on display at the library from August 6-23.  After the display is taken down, contest entrants may pick up their original artwork and a prize at the front desk of the library.

Pictured here are the winning entries as well as the back of each bookmark.  Thanks to the winners and to all the children who entered.  We hope to repeat this event next year and would like to see you enter again.

Crazy Daze Book Sale Supports Library Programming
Poised on the corner of Division and Third Street with the NPL Bookbike chock full of great used books for sale, the Friends were proud to participate in this year's Crazy Daze Celebration on July 25. We had a wonderful time talking with Northfielders as they made their way down Division, scouting the great bargains. The Friends' own contribution to the craziness was a great book bag deal: buy a Friends' bookbag for 10 dollars and you were allowed to fill it with books and Friends' t-shirts! Thanks to all those who stopped by and bought a bag and/or used books. We garnered $187.69 in sales and donations--all of which will go to support the Library's programming!


The First Annual PUZZLE PLAYOFF!

The Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library are launching a new competition: the Puzzle Playoff! This is a competitive puzzling event for kids and adults.

Form teams of 4 with your friends and family to duel with other puzzle masters!
  •     Adults teams (ages 13 and up) will complete a 500 piece puzzle. 
  •     Teams of kids (ages 12 and under) will complete a 300 piece puzzle. 
Winning adult and kid teams will receive a set of prizes donated by Northfield businesses!

When:     March 23, 2019
                Doors open at 10 a.m., puzzling from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:    Carleton College Weitz Center Commons, main lobby
Cost:       $25 for adult teams / $15 for kids teams
(All fees and donations go to the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library.)

Register your team today!


Questions: Contact Nat Wilson, nwilson@carleton.edu


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. 

SUPPORT

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