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.

August 13, 6:15 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


Members of the Board of Trustees



Christine Cleary

Lisa Pastore

Vesna Markovic

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 - Cancelled.  (Meeting to be held 6/26/2020 in City Council Chambers)

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

CDC & Prevention

New Jersey Department of Health

Atlantic County Division of Public Health

New Jersey State Library COVID-19 Resources

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