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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833

Library Board
  • Second Wednesday of each Month
  • Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington St.
    Northfield, MN 55057

Special meetings are occasionally called.

For transaction of business at any meeting, a majority of members constitute a quorum.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

 City Meeting Archives  City Meeting Portal

The City of Northfield Library Board makes recommendations regarding the library administration, policies, annual budget, operations, and maintenance of all library facilities. The board monitors and advocates for legislation concerning public libraries. The board also cooperates with other public officials and boards to maintain positive community relations.

Library Board Bylaws
View the Library Board Bylaws.

Name Office Term Expiration Date Telephone Number
Samuel Demas December 31, 2019 207-645-7584
Debra Ehert Miller   December 31, 2017 507-213-7866
Maggie Epstein   December 31, 2018 617-823-4637
Tammy Hayes   December 31, 2019 507-663-0213
Jane McWilliams   December 31, 2019 507-301-3630
Dan Riehle-Merrill  Chair December 31, 2017 507-645-9025
Ryan Redezke   December 31, 2018 507-491-6995
Elizabeth Robb Reppe   December 31, 2017 651-231-2114
Sarah Weeks  Vice Chair December 31, 2018 717-504-0182
William North Friends' Liaison   507-645-7807 
Audrey Battiste Youth Rep
Cynthia Terry (voting) Secretary - Youth Rep    
Allison Weise Co-treasurer - Youth Rep    
Teresa Jensen City Staff Liaison   507-645-1801
Bruce Colwell SELCO Rep.  
Becky Novotny Clerical Liaison    507-645-1805

Application & Membership Requirements
The board consists of nine members as determined by the City Council. Each member serves a three-year term. Terms are staggered for continuity. There is a consecutive three-term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Since the cooperative library system serves Rice County residents, as well as those who live within the city limits, state law allows for up to four members of the board to be Rice County residents. Dakota County residents, unless living with the Northfield city limits, are not eligible for the board, as they are served by a different library system.

The Mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in maintaining a good public library for the use of citizens of Northfield, along with willingness to serve and background.

Applications are available at:
City Clerk's Office, City Hall
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Northfield Public Library
210 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057