Northfield Public Library - Kids Info

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210 Washington St. Northfield, Minnesota 55057 507.645.6606
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Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:07am

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What a great donation!

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 1:08pm
The Trystar company in Faribault generously donated this custom book drop for our temporary location at City Hall!  It will be installed on the Washington Street side.

This custom box with easy transferring of returned library materials will withstand the heat of summer as well as
snow and cold of winter!  Please send them a thank you via this contact.
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Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:28pm
The current library building at 210 Washington Street will be closed for renovation starting FRIDAY, July 3rd (we're closed for the Holiday that day).
 Library staff along with the help from many City of Northfield departments will move our interim library to city hall the week of July 6 through July 10th. We will open the interim library on MONDAY, July 13th on the second floor of city hall 801 Washington Street.  Phone numbers and email contacts will remain the same. 
The 1910/1985 Library building will be under construction until early 2016.  We are excited for these new changes and the challenge of working in limited space!  Please feel free to interlibrary loan any items you want, the pick up point will be at the city hall library.  There will be nothing due the week we are closed for the move. 
Booker, the Book Bus and the summer reading program will continue at the parks during this time. 
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A library on the move- in more ways than one!

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 1:12pm
Booker is loaded with library materials for people of all ages. 
Our schedule is:
Mondays 9:30-4:30 Central Park
Tuesdays 9:30-4:30 Way Park
Wednesdays 9:30-4:30 Washington/City Hall Park
Thursday mornings at Greenvale Park School 9:30-noon
Thursday afternoons at the YMCA 1 -4:30

Evening happenings:
Tuesdays in the Park alternating Tuesdays at Dresden Hill Park and Taylor Park along Jefferson Parkway. 6:30-8 Socialize with neighbors and friends, visit with Booker and partake in simple and healthy cooking demonstrations, games for kids, snacks and more. FREE

Wednesdays Free, family friendly entertainment in the Parks! BOOKS & STARS see link for schedule.

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Why does the library have a summer reading program?

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:53pm
Kids Who Read during the Summer SucceedKids who participate in library summer reading programs are better prepared for the next school year.
  • Young people can lose 2-3 months of progress in reading achievement over the summer.
  • Reading 5 books over the summer prevents learning loss, according to a White House study.
  • Struggling students, who may have negative perceptions about school, can use public libraries as a "neutral zone" to explore reading.
  • Selecting their own books helps young readers broaden their horizons and discover new interests.
  • Libraries encourage reading as a lifelong habit. Library programs offer free, constructive, supervised enrichment activities where kids can socialize.
The program can generate ongoing interest in the library and books
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