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)

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  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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