Who We Are

The Friends and Foundation Board of Directors


Susan Dean, Chair
Bill North, Vice Chair
Lynne Young, Treasurer
Mary Steen, Secretary


Wiebke Kuhn
Eric Linder
Gary Miessler
Sarai Moreno
Kaethe Schwehn
Lois Stratmoen
Pam Tidona

Staff Liaison:
Laurie Kodet, Library Services Manager

Library Board Liaisons:
Richard Crouter
Mason Randall
Margit Zsolnay

Teen Advisory Board Liaison:
Shelby Svien

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 usually meets the second Monday of every month, 7-8:30 PM at the public library, or virtually via Zoom. 

Board positions are currently open.  A Friends member interested in serving on the board should contact one of the board members.