Tee Off for the Library a Success

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On Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, the Hopkinton Public Library was transformed into a miniature golf course where 200 children and families teed off to raise money for the renovation and expansion of the Library. We were pleased to have both State Representative Carolyn Dykema and Selectman John Mosher stop by to play the course! This unique fundraiser, generously sponsored by Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty, raised $1,250 for the Library expansion project. With Hopkinton’s $4.5 million state library construction grant expected as soon as July 2014, Hopkinton voters will be asked to approve funding for the Library at the May 5 Town Meeting and May 19 Town Election.

Golfers teed off on the first hole in the Children’s Room amid the picture books, playing the next four holes through the stacks of books for early readers. Golfers then made their way downstairs to hit shots in the Young Adult hallway and continued into the Main Reading Room where water hazards and sand traps awaited. The course finished up on the 15th hole in front of the Library’s movie collection. Children proudly posted their “hole-in-one” and “hole-in-two” shots, writing comments such as “fun,” “awesome,” and “fantastic” on the Mini-Golf Wall of Fame.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation sincerely thanks all those who hit the links for the Library, Hallmark Sotheby’s for its sponsorship, and Joe Buckley of Mobile Mini Golf for setting up a fun and unique course, making the most of the space our small Library offers!

Upcoming Information Sessions

To learn more about the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, please visit HPLFinc.org and hopkintonlibrary.org. Prior to the May 5 Town Meeting and May 19 Town Election, there will be information sessions on:

Thursday, April 24, 10:00 am: Information Session (open to the public), Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street

Monday, April 28, 7:00 pm: “Know Your Vote”, 77 Main St. & Broadcast Live on HCAM

Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 pm: Meet the Architect, Johnson Roberts, Hopkinton Public Library

About Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to raise private funds to support the state-of-the-art renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. HPLF appreciates the Hopkinton community’s tremendous response to date, and asks for the community’s continued support. Gifts in any amount are welcome and appreciated, and are tax-deductible. Contributions can be mailed to P.O. Box 16, Woodville, MA 01784, or made online here. For more information about 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library, and the expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Library, click here or visit our Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation