Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid starts Tuesday

The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s  51st annual Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid begins Tuesday, April 24, and runs through Saturday, April 28, at the Northfield Ice Arena.

  Sale hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 25-April 27; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Friday all books are 50 percent off. Saturday morning is the bag sale, and all remaining books are free on Saturday afternoon.

 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 more than half a million dollars. It is used to support projects at Northfield Hospital & Clinics and other community health initiatives. These funds also support the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s health education scholarship program. This year the hospital auxiliary is dedicating funds raised from the book fair to the expanded Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital.