Hospital auxiliary celebrates 50 years of book sales

  The 50th annual Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Raid, the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s annual book sale, will be Tuesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 30, at the Northfield Ice Arena, South Highway 3, Northfield.

  Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 27-April 29; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Friday is half price day. Saturday morning is “bag day,” four dollars per grocery bag of books.

   The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s Book Fair has developed a time-tested formula for success — great books, great prices and a great deal of community pride. After half a century of book fairs, the event has burrowed its way into Northfield’s consciousness and become a seasonal marking point, one of Northfield’s signature events. It is an example of a community acting on its best instincts, promoting literacy, voluntarism, recycling and reuse, all in service to community health improvement.

    Over the years the book fair has raised a half a million dollars. It is used to support projects at Northfield Hospital & Clinics and other community health initiatives. Those funds also support the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s health education scholarship program.

   For more information, call 507-646-6262.