Library ReOpening Updates


The safety of our community is at the forefront of our decision-making as we continue to respond to this current health emergency.  The Northfield Public Library serves the entire neighborhood including elderly individuals, newborns and those with underlying health issues.  Fines will be waived on all overdue materials.  Through our website,, you can connect to Overdrive to download audio books and ebooks.   There are also resources for students available to you for all of us who have students beginning home instruction.   Please check in to our website and social media feeds for further updates from the library.

Thank you all for your understanding, your empathy and your willingness to do what is best for the Northfield Community.

July Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Bruyns Public Library will be held via Zoom.  Please join by using this link:

Tumble Books Link


Let's keep our neighborhood reading!

Adopting a book is a very special way to:

·         celebrate a birth, anniversary, good report card, graduation or other special event

·         encourage students to continue reading by buying books they love

·         make a Tax Exempt contribution in 2016

Adult Book: $20 donation

Youth Services Book: $15 donation (Hardcover) $10 (Paperback)

Youth Services Series Supporter: $10 - $200

The Library’s “Adopt-A-Book” program makes it easy.  Simply choose to donate an adult or youth services book or choose to support a one year continuation of one of our many popular Youth Services Series books or nonfiction sets.  To adopt your book, just donate the price above or listed in red on the Collection Wish List.

A personalized bookplate will be mounted in your book(s) upon arrival at the library.  Thanks to your donation, you can be the very first person to check the book out!  A copy of the customized bookplate, along with a receipt acknowledging your donation will also be given to you.

Your “book adoption” will make a unique gift to the community, while expanding the Library’s book collection.  As always, contributions to the Friends of the Northfield Library are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

The “Adopt-A-Book Program” is a co-operative project with the Friends of the Northfield Public Library, which creates the bookplates and administers the program.  Stop at the Main Desk to give a gift of lasting value, the gift of a book.


Why is the library doing an Adopt a Book Program?

Library’s funding is based on a percentage of Northfield’s municipal taxes.  Due to the lower tax base in 2016, the library’s budget has been reduced proportionally.   By requesting support from residents, the library is increasing the amount of reading material available to the community. 

“I already read all of those!” Unfortunately, we hear this from adults as well as students looking through new arrivals for the next installment in their favorite series.  Let’s chip in to keep our neighborhood reading!

Resources for COVID-19

CDC & Prevention

New Jersey Department of Health

Atlantic County Division of Public Health

New Jersey State Library COVID-19 Resources

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