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Save the dates: April 7-8, 2017
Mini Golf in the Library
Let's do it again!  The first Mini Golf event (April 2016) was a big success: people of all ages enjoyed playing golf inside the library, and the event raised about $6100. The Friends of the Library board voted to play golf again. Mark your calendar for the Second Annual Mini Golf in the Library! events:
Friday April 7, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm – Swing into Spring PARTY with Mini Golf
Saturday April 8,
9:30am-3:30pm – All-ages Mini Golf 

Mini Golf in the Library! Thanks to our SPONSORS

Event Sponsors and Hole Sponsors make this wonderful event possible. We thank our 2016 sponsors (see list of 2016 sponsors and donors ) and welcome sponsors for 2017.

Would you like to become a Sponsor for 2017?  
We offer five levels of Event Sponsorship, ranging from $250 to $1000, plus one title sponsorship @ $2500 (exclusive). We also offer HOLE sponsorships @ $500 (for a premium hole) or $250 (regular hole). Hole sponsors are encouraged to add obstacles and/or decorations along their section of the course, and may, if desired, be present to greet players.  ALL sponsors will be invited to the Friday night preview party. Sponsors at higher levels will be given additional guest passes and recognition. 

Please contact Sandy Ward (Mini Golf Chair) or email us at friendsofthehpl@gmail.com. We'll send you the list of available sponsorship opportunities and the details. Note: The premium holes (1st and 18th) sell out quickly.  DEADLINE for inclusion of logos on scorecard: March 21, 2017.

We thank Ross Insurance Agency for becoming our first sponsor for 2017.  Not only did the check arrive promptly, but the amount doubled their 2016 sponsorship. We are pleased to announce Ross Insurance Agency as an Event Sponsor at the GOLD level

Conklin Office Furniture also increased their support for 2017. We are pleased to announce that 
Conklin Office Furniture will be the Sponsor of the 18th hole!  

Other sponsors are being announced as we receive their payments: 
Racing Mart Fuels: Event Sponsor, Bronze Level 
CareerPoint
Event Sponsor, Silver Level 
Marcotte Ford: Event Sponsor, Bronze Level 
Aaron's store: Sponsor of a PREMIUM Hole, the 1st Hole!
Mount Holyoke College: Event Sponsor, Bronze Level 
HAP Housing: Sponsor
Reliable Computer: Hole Sponsor


Mini Golf in the Library!
Minigolf en la Biblioteca

Come play miniature golf inside the Holyoke Public Library!  

Mini Golf in the Library! ¡Minigolf en la Biblioteca!
Saturday April 8, 2017  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

An 18-hole course has been designed. The first four tees and putting greens will be on the top floor (Level 4) in and around the Non-fiction stacks and Reference stacks. Play will continue down the stairs (!) and throughout the Children's Room on Level 2, and then down to the Fiction Stacks, Level 1, and the Teen Room on the ground level. Don't miss this special event organized by the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library. 

This is a family-friendly event. All ages welcome. $5 to play. Discount rate for young children ($3 for ages 5-12; under 5 free).  For an example of how much FUN this can be for children, watch this short video of a mini golf in a CT library in October 2015:
 http://www.blackstone.lioninc.org/caddystacks-blackstone-the-19th-hole-party/  

Library services will be open the usual Saturday hours (8:30 am-4 pm). Certain areas (for instance, the Computer Room) will be undisturbed by the golf course.

This mini-golf tournament is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library. Major funding is coming from local businesses that sponsor "holes" on the golf course or choose other ways to underwrite the event. Such sponsors are being announced on Facebook (Friends of the Holyoke Public Library) and our blog as commitments are received. Sponsor logos will be printed on the scorecards.

 

We also ask you to save Friday evening April 7, 2017  for a related event, especially if you want to preview the course and practice your skills.

Swing into Spring with the Friends!
Friday evening April 7, 2017 

Food, drink (cash bar), music AND a chance to preview the mini-golf course in the Library.

Funds raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and a silent auction
will be used by the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library
to support programming and services at the Library,
especially for teens and children. 


For more information about either event, please email friendsofthehpl@gmail.com  or contact Sandy Ward or visit either of these Facebook pages:
Friends of the Holyoke Public Library
Mini Golf in the Library!  (Facebook Event page)