A Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Library
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.
With the grant the Northfield Public Library was able to research, write and published a centennial history of the Northfield Carnegie Library entitled "Everlasting Influences: The Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Public Library 1910-2010."
The Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Public Library 1910-2010 celebrates the legacy that Andrew Carnegie, Hiram Scriver and other residents bequeathed to the Northfield community. The book itself is a legacy in that it is a permanent record of the importance of the public library in their community. Besides being cataloged and made a part of our library's collection, copies of the book were distributed to regional library system (SELCO), Minnesota State Library Services, the Northfield Historical Society, Northfield library supporters, MHS and state representatives. They expect to make a digital version of the book available in the future as well.