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Events and resources for kids and families.

LEGO & DUPLO Days!  


 Every Thursday from 3:13-5 pm.  Come and be creative with the "weekly challenge" or make something fun.  Free and open to all ages.  


Bedtime Math Continues!

This popular math program will continue through the school year. It is for preschoolers through grade school and features fun math word "problems". Do one every night and put a star on your constellation.  When all constellations are filled, bring the sheet into the library and get a GLOW-IN-THE- DARK flying disc- and get better at math!

Need Help with Homework?

We have found great resources for kids from grades 1 to 12. Homeschoolers too!

MHL Award books 2016/17

Maud Hart Lovelace Books- we have copies of the books for you to check out.

Morning Storytimes thru the end of January

10 am Tuesday
is designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating books with simple songs, rhymes and fingerplays. Plus you will meet other new parents! For ages 6-18 months with  parent or caregiver.

10 am Wednesday 
Toddler Rhyme Time
"reading" board books together with rhymes and fingerplay fun.

This interactive early literacy time is for kids 18 months through age 3 with a parent or caregiver.

10 am Thursday Preschool Storytime is for children ages 4 and up. Come enjoy picture books, songs, fingerplays and movement.

All programs are free and held in the BLUE area in the children's area.  All ages welcome, however we focus on the ages listed!

Planting seeds before Kindergarten is the Northfield program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read. You will be rewarded for every 100 books you read. Information & reading records are available at the Northfield Public Library, ECFE and Longfellow school.

Celebrate reading and celebrate award winning books. Take the challenge to read all the Newbery Medal Winners.  Join any time. For kids, adults and families.

What is the Northfield Public Library's NEWBERY MEDAL CLUB READERS CHALLENGE? And how can I join?

  •  Families and individuals can take the challenge! You will need to fill out a Newbery sheet to prove you have read the book. The forms are available at the library or forms.
  • Get a cool metal bookmark for the 1st 10 books you read.
  • Add a special bead on your bookmark for every 10 books you read.
  • Have fun– and read some good books!
  • Take your time reading the books, there is no time limit!
  • When you compete all the books– you will get your name on a plaque honoring your accomplishment!

All free at your Northfield Public Library.

Library Calendar 

Teen Advisory Board News and Events

TAB is for students in Middle & High School who what to have a say in what the library offers for teens.

2016 Books & Stars

We had a super summer- check out some photos here!

Kathy Ness
210 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057
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