Northfield Public Library!

Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. Northfield, Minnesota

15 December 2006

We want to have what you want -

The library wants to offer what Northfield wants!
If you know of a good book, an interesting video or some great music that we don't have, please tell us. We will consider adding it to the library's collection.

Do you want to see some other kinds of kids programs - let us know!
More storytimes?
More kid's book groups?
Ideas for summer reading programs?
Interesting performers for Books & Stars?
Activity ideas?

Please post a comment on this site or click here to email me directly.
We will see what we can do. We want to offer what Northfield kids
and families want. Thanks! Kathy

11 December 2006

How to get a library card-

You will need the following:
· Northfield and Rice County residents need a photo ID and proof of residency
(Minnesota driver’s license, a bill, check etc.)
· Carleton & St. Olaf students with college ID
· Children under 14 may register for library cards with a parent or guardian’s signature.
· Out-of-state, short-term visitors with ID who pay a refundable $10 deposit.
· Out-of-state, long-term users with ID who pay a $40 per year fee in lieu of taxes.

Your first card is free. There is a $2.00 fee to replace a lost card.


Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-a-Shelf
Keep materials in order on library shelves. This can be as extensive as you would like. You can oversee a shelf or section on a regular basis.

Home Bound Delivery
Deliver materials to those who are unable to travel to the library. This might entail selecting materials of interest to the reader and exchanging them for the items that are ready to return.

Gardening Inside & Out
Assist staff in keeping the library plants and grounds maintained by raking, pruning, watering, planting etc.

Library Board
A monthly commitment to serve the community and the library. Advise the library director and the council on library issues. Council appoints for 3 year term.

Assist on Booker
Bring early literacy experiences to children by helping with check in/out and shelving.

Satellite Collections
Deliver 30 or so items to our senior living facilities every 6 weeks. This includes selecting materials, and exchanging them for the items that have been there for 6 weeks.

Join the Friends of the Library! www.northfieldlibraryfriends.org/home/ they help the library in many, many ways!

Kids & Young Adult Opportunities

Library Page Summer Reading Program
For kids who will finish 5th grade and up. Beginning in April volunteers are assisting in the preparation of the Summer Reading Program then helping during the summer.

Adopt-a-Shelf
Keep materials in order in the children’s or YA areas. This can be as extensive as you would like. You can oversee a shelf or section on a regular basis.

TAB the Teen Advisory Board
A monthly commitment to serve the library by helping select materials for the YA collection.

Booker Assistant
Bring early literacy experiences to children at day cares and at the
summer Books & Stars by helping with check in/out and shelving.

Special Projects

First Steps Early Literacy Center Volunteers
You can help introduce children to basic concepts they need to be ready to read.
Morning and early evenings.

08 December 2006

See the Magic of Model Trains photos!

Click on this link to see the photos of the big event at the
Library for the Winter Walk.