‘Putt Fore the Library’ mini-golf event scores big


‘Putt Fore the Library’ mini-golf event scores big
From left, Cole Bouchard, Levi Miranda, Anthony Higgins, Nate Cox and Elijah Kramer check out another player’s shot during the “Putt Fore the Library” event on Feb. 3. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – There’s nothing like an indoor game of mini-golf to ward off a cold and blustery evening.

On Feb. 3 and 4, the Friends of the Westborough Public Library sponsored the first mini-golf event at the library in six years.

In “Putt Fore the Library,” players young and old got to play 18 holes; the front nine was set up in the children’s library, while the back nine weaved around the adult and teen areas.

“It’ll be a fun and challenging course,” said Library Director Maureen Amyot before the event began. “The families will have fun.”

A lot of the younger players certainly had fun, as they played some holes over and over again.

“This is a great event,” said Kate O’Leary, who brought her three children — Luke, Owen and Grace — to the event on the evening of Feb. 3.

The last time the library held this event was in 2017, and staff said they were excited to bring it back.

Joe Buckley, event director for Mobile Mini Golf, said he was pleased with the turnout. This was the first time that Mobile Mini Golf has done an event like this for the Westborough Public Library.

Typically, the company holds between 30 to 40 events a year for libraries in addition to their campus, retirement and corporate events.

“They did a good job lining up sponsors,” he added.

In addition to the mini-golf, the friends of the library held a raffle for gift cards to local businesses.

Proceeds will help the friends provide funding for the library’s children and teen programs this summer.

“We are all very excited to be bringing back this popular fundraising event,” said Wendi Comey, treasurer for the Friends of the Westborough Public Library.

For information on the Friends of the Westborough Public Library, visit www.westboroughlibrary.org/about/friends-of-the-westborough-public-library.

Library repairs to go before spring Town Meeting

In other library news, the Library Building Committee is in the process of preparing an article for Annual Town Meeting this spring; the committee plans to ask for funds to conduct a building study and design costs for repairs to the library.

The results of that design may come before the Town Meeting in October or the following March, depending on how long the design will take.

This comes after voters rejected the library project in December. Since that Town Meeting vote, the committee has discussed a scope list that was created to prioritize specific projects in the library.

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