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Save the date: April 8, 2017
Mini Golf in the Library
Let's do it again!  The 2016 Mini Golf event 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 do this again in Spring 2017.  Mark your calendar; save the date:
Saturday April 8, 2017
 

Mini Golf in the Library! Thanks to our SPONSORS

Event Sponsors and Hole Sponsors for our 2016 "Mini Golf in the Library" event included Holyoke Gas & Electric, Westfield Bank, Finegold Alexander Architects, Aaron’s, People’s United Bank, Ross Insurance Agency, CareerPoint, River Valley Counseling, HAP Housing, Reliable Computer, Conklin Office Furniture, Open Square, Tea Cups on Linen, State Representative Aaron Vega, Williamson Commercial Properties, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Mass.Surgical Supply, and Children's Study Home. See our blog for a more complete list of 2016 sponsors and donors.

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) tend to sell out quickly.  

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 


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)