Library Closure Updates

The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield will be extending the closure of the public library until Monday, April 20 in coordination with the closure of the Northfield Community School.  Please do not return books to the library at this time.  All fines will be forgiven.  We ask that you hold onto library materials until the building reopens to the public.  This is for your personal safety as well as our staff monitoring the buuilding.

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 materials due prior to April 20, there is no need to call to renew your items.  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.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Andrea Haney – President

Mike Ruth – Vice President

Cindy Stafford– Treasurer

Anne Cancelmo - Secretary


Christine Cleary

Lisa Pastore

Mayor – Erland Chau, ex officio member

City Council Representative- Susan Korngut

School Superintendent –representative Alyssa Leatherwood, ex officio member

Board Meeting Schedule

Please be advised that The Board of Trustees of the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. on the following dates in 2020.  Alternate dates for 2020 meetings are included.  These meetings are open to the public.

 January 9/16

February 13/20

March 12/19

April 9/16

May 14/21

June 11/17

July 9/16

August 13/21

September 10/17

October 8/15

November 12/19


December 10/17

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

2013 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2019 Minutes

Please note, minutes for meetings of the Board of Trustees appear after they have been approved (usually at the following month's Board Meeting).

2020 Minutes:















Resources for COVID-19

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New Jersey Department of Health

Atlantic County Division of Public Health

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