Posted February 11, 2011
Members of the Idaho State University, Pocatello and surrounding communities will have a chance to play miniature golf in the ISU Eli M. Oboler Library, and to help raise funds to support the library’s collection on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Hosted by Friends of Oboler Library, the miniature golf day at Oboler Library offers golfers the opportunity to putt their way through the library’s book collections and displays. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 18-hole course will feature holes created by ISU student groups, as well as by local businesses.
The cost is $5 per person, $20 for a family. There will be prizes for the lowest scores in age groups and for the lowest scoring team of four. Members of Friends of Oboler Library and library staff are donating goods for the bake sale.
Organizers are currently looking for organizations that wish to promote their operation by sponsoring a hole. People or organizations interested in making donations to the ISU Library by sponsoring a hole can call the library at 282-2997.
"This is an excellent opportunity to support the ISU library by making a gift, sponsoring a hole, or by playing miniature golf," said Sue Roth, event organizer. "It is also an opportunity for members of the community to come to the library and have a look at the books and informational materials we have here. They also will see parts of the library not usually visited by patrons."
The ISU Oboler Library, the largest in eastern Idaho, wishes to strengthen its collection and would benefit from your support. All Idaho residents have access to the library, which records, on average, 9,500 visits per week. Its website traffic is nearly 300,000 visits per year, or about 12,000 visits per month.
"The library is an amazing resource for the University and this community," Roth said. "We hope to see golfers rise to the challenge of trying to make par in the shadows of great volumes of knowledge."