Mini Golf in the Library! Minigolf en la Biblioteca

Mini Golf in the Library! is a fundraiser for the Holyoke Public Library. Major funding comes from local businesses and donors that sponsor "holes" on the golf course or choose other ways to underwrite the event. Funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorships (and an auction during the cocktail party) help enhance library programming and services, especially for teens and children. 

Our first Mini Golf event (April 2016) was a big success: people of all ages enjoyed playing 18 holes of miniature golf inside the library, and the event raised over $6K. This wonderful community event has now become an Annual FUN raiser and Fundraiser.  See Sandy Ward's PHOTO albums for 2016; 2017;  2018, and 2019. See also photographer Steven Nanton's 35 photos on MassLive, April 6, 2019. 

The 2019 Mini Golf in the Library! fundraiser included these events: 

Saturday April 6, 2019, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mini Golf in the Library!  ¡Minigolf en la Biblioteca!
Family-friendly.  $5 to play.  All ages welcome.
Discount rate for youth ($3 for ages 5-12; under 5 free).
Face painting by Mask Makers Face Painting included.
Food available for purchase from La Mesa Food Truck.

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

Saturday April 6, 2019  Mini Golf 21+ 
"Swing into Spring" Cocktail Party
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, $20 at door
Food catered by Jay Candelario 
Cash Bar and "Lucky Ticket" Auction 

The first four tees and putting greens are on the top floor (Level 4) in and around the Non-fiction stacks and Reference stacks. 

Play continues 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. 

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

VOLUNTEERS are welcome. We need many volunteers each year. You may email to volunteer, or contact Nancy (413-420-8109) at the Library.

We thank the SPONSORS of Mini Golf in the Library!

Event Sponsors and Hole Sponsors make this wonderful event possible.   Myles at the 18th hole, with giraffe

Would you like to become a Sponsor for 2019?   Please contact Nancy Kocsmiersky, HPL Development Office, 413-420-8109 or

We are pleased to announce these sponsorship contributions received for 2019:

  • Open Square, HOLE Sponsor
  • Marcotte Ford, HOLE Sponsor
  • Mount Holyoke College, EVENT Sponsor at the Bronze Level
  • Witman Properties, HOLE Sponsor
  • Michael Baron, HOLE Sponsor in honor of Terry Plum
  • WayFinders, HOLE Sponsor
  • CHI Insurance Agency, HOLE Sponsor
  • Martin J. Clayton Insurance Agency, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
  • Ross, Webber, & Grinnell Insurance, Premium HOLE Sponsor
  • PeoplesBank, Event Sponsor at the Silver Level
  • Easthampton Savings Bank Foundation, Inc., Event Sponsor at the GOLD Level
  • State Representative Aaron Vega, HOLE Sponsor
  • Holyoke Gas and Electric, Event Sponsor at the GOLD Level
  • MassHire Holyoke Career Center, Event Sponsor at the Silver Level
  • Kestral Land Trust, HOLE decorations, sponsored by anonymous donor
  • Racing Mart Fuels, 330 Main St, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
  • Brad Matthew Jewelers, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
  • Holyoke Mall, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton, HOLE Sponsor
  • Mass. Surgical Supply, HOLE Sponsor


We also thank our DONORS, who contribute auction items, in-kind services, and prizes.  

  • Mask Makers Face Painting by Emma Rose Huse – free face painting
  • The Muse Custom Framing – two wine glasses etched with golfers
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton – complimentary lodging for Mr. Bolton of Library Mini Golf, who brings us the equipment and supervises set-up of the 18-hole course.
  • Tower Square Hotel – a gift certificate valued at $200.
  • Children's Museum at Holyoke – 4 entry passes
  • Holyoke Y – 3-month adult membership
  • Wycoff Country Club Golf Course – green fee for two
  • Holyoke High School, Upward Bound – team of students to set up 18-hole ourse
  • La Mesa Food Truck – providing food truck service during day of event
  • Sherwin Williams – supplies and t-shirts for a painting job
  • Holyoke Fire Dept – a ride on a Fire Truck!
  • Holyoke Codes – design and building of robotic animations
  • Applebee's – gift card
  • Cinemark movie theater, West Spfld –  tickets
  • Conklin Office Furniture – two (2) task chairs
  • Crooked Stick Pops – a gift bag
  • Hadley Printing – printing of the mini golf scorecards
  • Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom – membership or admission passes
  • Pioneer VR (Virtual Reality) - gift certificates
  • Red Robin – gift basket
  • Spradley Deluxe Coffee – gift basket
  • 413 Family Fitness – gift certificate and Yoga mat
  • Brennan's of Holyoke – gift certificates
  • Jay's Bed & Breakfast - tickets for brunch