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.

Magic of Model Trains
Thursday, December 12, 2019

City Council Proclaims "Friends of Libraries Week

The Northfield Public Library will be spending the week of October 20-26, 2019, celebrating the Friends of the Library group as part of the 13th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library were established in 1981 and have raised over $1,500,000 for the library to date. Currently over 400 community members contribute annually to the Friends, and many of these contributors actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include an annual trivia bee, a Crazy Daze book sale and a (new this year) Puzzle Playoff.

“The library has always played such an important role in my life and in my family’s life,” said Friends Co-Chair, Debbie Navarro. “I truly enjoy being able to give something back – and being an active member of this group is fun!”

Other board members of this group are Lynne Young, Co-Chair; Bill North, Treasurer; Mary Steen, Secretary; Susan Dean, Mary Lewis Grow, Christian Hakala, Katie Lewis, Sarai Moreno, and Lois Stratmoen. The staff liaison for the group is Laurie Kodet.

 "Our library would be much poorer without the Friends,” said library director Teresa Jensen. “Our Friends contributed substantially to our recent building project and to the purchase of the new bookmobile. Their funding supplements our programming budget and makes it possible to try new things like our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.”

Please visit the Friends’ website to find out how to become a member of the Friends. http://ffnpl.wildapricot.org/admin/

National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/united.

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.