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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
Jon Denison   December 31, 2016 Not available
Amy Goerwitz   Chair December 31, 2016 507-645-7015
Dan Riehle-Merrill  Vice-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   December 31, 2018 717-504-0182
William North Friends' Liaison   Not available 
Adurey Battiste Youth Rep
Alex Kovach Co-treasurer- 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.  

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