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Outreach Services brings the Library to your neighborhood. Services include public Bookmobile/Bookbike stops and community event appearances. 

For information about having the Bookmobile or Bookbike make an appearance at your event contact:
Angelica Linder at or by phone at 507-645-1821



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. 

Home Delivery Service

The Northfield Public Library provides a selection and delivery service to Northfield area residents who are unable to travel to the library.  Library staff members select items from the library at the request of the patron. Volunteers then deliver, and pick up the items for return. To request home delivery service, call the library at 507-645-6606 and ask for Karin Bartlett.

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. 

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!