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Vision Statement
Northfield Public Library Outreach Program will bring outstanding library services to all corners of the community.
Mission Statement
Northfield Public Library Outreach Program provides information and resources to enrich lives and strengthen our community through innovative services beyond our walls. 
For information about having the Bookmobile or Bookbike make an appearance at your event contact:
Laurie Kodet


Steve Maus and Francisco Murillo answer patrons' questions about the Bookmobile.


In order for library services to expand beyond the small footprint of the building, library staff has renewed their commitment to providing the Northfield community with library collections, programming and expert reference assistance through Outreach Services via the library bookmobile, in support of its mission statement:

The Northfield Library strengthens community, supports literacy, provides access to information, and fosters lifelong learning and enrichment.

Providing library service beyond the Library walls has been an objective of NPL since the 1950’s when Outreach began bringing library services to populations unable to visit the library on a regular basis. The strategic priorities of Outreach are to provide services to underserved populations and the delivery of early literacy focused programming. 

In addition, the library bookmobile promotes on-site library services by representing the City and Library at community events in Northfield. 


Designed by library patron and bike aficionado Eric Johnson and built by River City Builders,The Northfield Public Library BookBike has been a welcome addition to the community. The library partners with Northfield Promise on Tuesdays and Thursdays as they bring free books into Northfield neighborhoods. The BookBike also appears at civic events, including every Saturday morning at the Riverwalk Market Fair at Bridge Square. 

Out and About

Bilingual Storytime

Angelica Linder did a bilingual storytime for daycare students before they visited the Bookmobile.

Bike to School

The Book Bike joined groups of students as part of Bike to School Day!

Downtown Block Party

The Bookmobile came to Northfield's downtown block party, giving patrons the opportunity to check out books and play with the Makey-Makey kit.

Summer Concert Series

Kaitlin Heidgerken-Greene and Becky Novotny sign patrons up for summer reading at Way Park during Summer Concert Series, which offers free outdoor performances.

50 North

The Bookmobile makes a stop for patrons at 50 North.


Steve Maus helps a patron checking out a book.

Riverwalk Market Fair

Patrons read in front of the Book Bike at the Riverwalk Market Fair.

I Love Reading Campaign

As part of I Love Reading, Angelica Linder helped students check out books from the Bookmobile.


Sue Pokorney poses with a patron after checking out a book.


It was a successful check-out for one of our patrons!