15 April 2015

The time has come- we need you!

Beginning June 8 the Library will be packing up its entire collection for storage while the building is under renovation.  We are looking for volunteers to help us with this amazing task!  
There are LOTS of ways you can help.  We'll need packers, box builders, snack/lunch helpers, runners, sign-in desk helpers, box movers and cart loaders.  We'll have 3 shifts per day, each shift totaling 2 hours.  The plan is to pack beginning Monday June 8 through Thursday June 11. Shifts begin at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.  Sign up for whatever works for you that week.   
The City of Northfield requires that all volunteers sign a waiver form and also undergo a background check.  There are two ways to sign up.  Go to http://guides.mynpl.org/libraryimprovement, print and fill out the forms and return to the library.  Or just stop by the library.  We will have the forms available for you here.   If you have any questions call the library at 507-645-6606 and ask for Debby or Laurie.  City restrictions require that volunteers are of high school age or older.

Volunteer signup deadline is May 15. Thanks for your help!

Joan has been out helping with the 6th grade's Minnesota history projects.

Reference Librarian
Joan Ennis speaking to a class.


10 April 2015

National Library Week Drawing Contest

In celebration of National Library Week, April 12 - April 19,
the Library has joined Culver’s® of Northfield in the
“Unlimited Possibilities”drawing contest for children ages 4 to 11.
Every child who completes a drawing will receive a token for a free single scoop of Culver’s Fresh Frozen Custard and will also be entered into a random drawing to win a Scoopie Kids meal certificate. Bring your finished drawings back to the children’s desk or turn them in at Culver’s.

The drawing contest encourages children to read and celebrate their favorite book characters. Children can enter the contest by picking up drawing sheets
at the children’s desk.
Drawings will be displayed at the Northfield Culver's through the month of April.

09 April 2015

03 April 2015

Where can I donate books?

Donations?  The library will not be accepting used book donations as we get ready for our renovation project. NPL will continue to take like-new dvd’s and NEW 2015 books at the circulation desk.
We will happily accept them again once we reopen.

                 What to do with your older used books?
                 Please consider donating your books here:

The HOSPITAL AUXILIARYcontact Carolyn Sandford at (507)645-8405
The Auxiliary happily accepts used books but NO magazines, encyclopedias or old text books. 
They will accept donations at the Ice Arena starting Monday, April 13 from 9-5

BOOKS FOR AFRICA—Carleton College: contact Carolyn Sandford at (507)645-8405. See the back of this card or website for acceptable donations.

CONTENT BOOKS 314 Division St. (507) 222-9238
If you have used books in excellent condition they may offer
you cash or store credit.


02 April 2015

Calling all pet owners!


Take a picture of your pet reading a book and we'll post it on our library bulletin board- and maybe on our Facebook page.

Send them electronically to 
"Pets reading" or bring them into the library. 

30 March 2015

Check out our library move blog!

As of today ( March 30th) - it's 9 weeks before we open at City Hall.