Being open on Saturday is par for the course at the Westborough Public Library.
And this Saturday, the Friends of the Westborough Public Library will provide the golf clubs.
Miniature golf twosomes and foursomes will play “through the stacks and down the stairs,” avoiding obstacles – while patrons check out books, member Judith Tully says.
The Friends hope to raise $2,500 and draw 150 to $200 people during their first Masters of Literacy Mini-Golf Tournament, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., she says.
Tickets are $7 at the door, with a $25 family cap. Tickets previously were available online for $5.
However, library patrons shouldn’t worry about getting hit by a wayward shot, Tully says.
“The nice thing about the greens is that you can walk on them. So, business will be conducted around and over and through the course,” she says.
“Golfers will be asked to give preference to library patrons.”
The event is “a first for Westborough, and it’s a first in this area,” Tully says.
“We were looking for a fun fundraising activity that would also showcase all of the resources that the library has to offer to the community. And we heard about Library Mini-Golf at a conference,” she says.
Library Mini-Golf began in Trumbull, Conn. in 2005 as a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims, according to the company’s website.
Saturday’s event in Westborough will feature an 18-hole mini-golf course, as well as a magician and face painting, Tully says. Members of the Westborough High School golf teams will give putting lessons.
Raffle tickets will be available, too.
“We have a lot of very nice donations from generous local businesses,” Tully says.
Businesses sponsorships are still available, she says.
A concession area offering snacks and drinks will be located on the bottom floor. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.