March 3, 2009

Meet Me for Tee at DGPL on March 8

DGPL Library Mini Golf event this Sunday I’ve writ­ten before about Rick Bolton and his Library Mini Golf non­profit that cre­ates 18-hole mini golf courses for libraries to use as fundrais­ers. This time I’m par­tic­u­larly excited to note that Rick has part­nered with the Down­ers Grove Pub­lic Library Foun­da­tion in Chicago’s west­ern sub­urbs to hold the first such event in this area, because DGPL is my home library.

If you’re in the Chicagoland area, I hope you’ll make some time to come play mini golf at Down­ers Grove PL this Sun­day, March 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It’s a fundraiser, so adults can play the whole course for just $5, while kids age 15 and younger can play for $3. Putt your best and if you do well, you might find your­self in a play­off round at 4:15 p.m. Expe­ri­ence the stacks in a whole new way!

I can’t wait to finally see this in action for myself, so I’ll def­i­nitely be there. Give me a heads up if you’re com­ing, and we can tee off together. If you live in the area, con­sider thank­ing the local spon­sors by doing busi­ness with them.

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7:26 pm Comments (5)


  1. Oh, this sounds like fun! Wish I could be there, but I’m fly­ing back from the DC area that day and can’t make it. I’m going to see if some­one from my library will come and see how it works. We’ve been think­ing about start­ing a foun­da­tion and this might be a good fundrais­ing idea.

    We have a mini-golf place in town. Has Rick’s group ever solicited help from that type of busi­ness? Looks like a nat­ural tie-in, espe­cially if he does win­ter tour­na­ments when he could bor­row put­ters from the local mini-putt, and the busi­ness could hand out coupons and be a sponsor.

    Neat idea.

    Note that I would never have real­ized this was even hap­pen­ing except that:

    1. I attended the Illi­nois Library Asso­ca­tion Trustee Forum on 2/28
    2. Michael Stephens was the main speaker in the morn­ing ses­sion
    3. His pre­sen­ta­tion got me into try­ing Twit­ter
    4. Look­ing at his Twit­ter info I spot­ted your shifted name and looked you up
    5. I know you slightly from being on the ALA Advi­sory Com­mit­tee rep­re­sent­ing ALTA/now ALTAFF
    6. I decided to fol­low you
    7. You men­tioned an intrigu­ing event title in a tweet
    8. I guessed that the DGPL in the title was the Down­ers Grove Library (I lived in DG 1972–1976) and was curi­ous
    9. I clicked on the URL and found this entry

    If I had not gone for the Trustee Forum, I’d never have heard about Library Mini-Golf. Now my entire life may be changed!

    Enjoy the event and I hope to read about it next week.

    Dave Har­gett

    Comment by Dave Hargett — March 4, 2009 @ 12:46 am

  2. Thanks for the plug, Jen­nie! See you on Sunday.

    Comment by Christopher Bowen — March 4, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  3. That’s a great story, Dave — thanks for shar­ing it! :)

    See you Sun­day, Christopher.

    Comment by jenny — March 4, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

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