Mini Golf in the Library! Minigolf en la Biblioteca

Our first Mini Golf event (April 2016) was a big success: people of all ages enjoyed playing golf inside the library, and the event raised over $6K. The Friends of the Library board voted to do it again in 2017 (April 7-8), and 2018 (April 6-7). Our Annual Mini Golf in the Library! fundraiser usually includes these events: 

Friday evening

Swing into Spring Cocktail Party
with Mini Golf, 21+

Saturday for all ages
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mini Golf in the Library!  ¡Minigolf en la Biblioteca!
Family-friendly.  $5 to play. 
Discount rate for young children ($3 for ages 5-12; under 5 free).  

Come play miniature golf inside the Holyoke Public Library!  18 holes!

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,

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. 

Holyoke Public 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.

Mini Golf in the Library! is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library. Major funding is coming from local businesses and donors that sponsor "holes" on the golf course or choose other ways to underwrite the event (see below). Funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorships (and also a silent auction during Friday night's cocktail party/mini-golf preview) will be used by the Friends to support programming and services at the Library, especially for teens and children. 

For more information, please email  or contact Sandy Ward,
or visit the Friends Facebook page Friends of the Holyoke Public Library

VOLUNTEERS are welcome. You could join the planning committee for 2018, and/or help during the next event, April 2018.  

We thank the SPONSORS of Mini Golf in the Library!

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

Would you like to become a Sponsor for 2017?  
Please contact Sandy Ward (Mini Golf Chair) or email We'll send you the list of available sponsorship opportunities (ranging from $250-$2500) and the details. March 21 is the deadline for inclusion of sponsor logos on the scorecard. All sponsors will be invited to the Friday night preview party.

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, becoming the Sponsor of the 18th hole!   See photos and story on our blog.

Additional sponsors (announced here and on Facebook as we received commitments): 

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: Event Sponsor, Bronze Level 
Reliable Computer: Hole Sponsor
River Valley Counseling Center: Hole Sponsor
Holyoke Gas & Electric: Event Sponsor, Gold Level

Witman Properties: Event Sponsor, Bronze Level 
Open Square: Hole Sponsor
State Representative Aaron Vega: Hole Sponsor
Homewood Suites by Hilton: Hole Sponsor
Mass Surgical Supply: Hole Sponsor
Positronic Farms: Event Sponsor
Brennan's of Holyoke: 19th Hole, Friday cocktail party

We thank our Silent Auction donors

The Silent Auction during our Swing into Spring Cocktail Party helps us raise funds. We want to thank these donors for contributing auction items and services for the April 2017 event:

Action Marine

Amherst Cinema

Capri Pizza

CARVE Beauty Bar

CHH Engraving

Children's Museum
Conklin Office Furniture 

Greg Saulmon

Hair Hunterz

Highland Hardware

Holyoke Hummus Company

Holyoke Sporting Goods Co

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Jay's Bed & Breakfast

Mayor's Office, City Hall

Nick's Nest

Rusty's Place

Sandy Ward

Serene Salon & Spa


Silk Deli & Bistro

Smithsonian Chowder House
Sue Ellen Panitch


All items sold, bringing in a good total for the Friends of the Library.