Who We Are

The Friends and Foundation Board of Directors


Debbie Navarro & Lynne Young Co-Chairs
Bill North, Treasurer
Mary Steen, Secretary


Susan Dean
Mary Lewis Grow
Christian Hakala
Katie Lewis
Sarai Moreno
Lois Stratmoen
Nat Wilson

Staff Liaison:
Laurie Kodet, Library Services Manager

Library Board Liaisons:
Mason Randall
Margit Zsolnay

The mission of the Friends board is to raise awareness of and advocate for the Northfield Public Library, ensure financial support for the library and steward the Friends' funds, inform the community about library programs and services, and initiate activities and events to complement library programs.

We are a working board, meaning that we pitch in when and where needed to support the Friends and the library. Given the number of board members and Friends at large, the work is shared by many.  We have fun together and appreciate the diverse talents that board members bring to meetings and to our activities and events.

The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9 PM at the public library. 

Board positions open on a rotating basis.  A Friends member interested in serving on the board should contact one of the board members.