Fore! A Garden Hole at the Library

I’ve been a member of the board of the Friends of the Northfield Public Library for about eight years. We raise money for the library and literacy in Northfield, and we have a good time while doing it. For years, the Friends sponsored a great silent auction, and more recently, we have sponsored the Northfield Adult Spelling Bee. The bee raised money for Booker the Book Bus in 2006 and for an expanded and improved teen and children’s area this fall.

The Library Teen Advisory Board is doing some additional fund-raising for the teen area, and the teen board has come up with a great idea for a mucky March weekend: Mini-golf at the Library! The event will be held Friday evening, with scramble starts at 6 and 8 p.m. Sign your foursome up at the library or see the Teen Board blog for more information.

When I heard the Teen Board was looking for sponsors and would let you choose the theme for your hole, I signed right up. So, hole number 6 will be a dog-leg through the adult non-fiction section, sponsored by My Northern Garden and Northern Gardener magazine. The hole will have a garden theme, and John Daniels, a Northfield resident who works at Bachman’s Lakeville growing range, will provide some plants. (Thanks, John!) I brought over some pots, an old trellis, and a spade. We’ll see what the kids come up with for a design. I’m sure it will be creative and challenging. Other holes are sponsored by Tiny’s Downtown Dogs, College City Beverage, College City Homes, Healthy Community Initiative, Mayor’s Youth Council, Friends of the Library, Weiland Landscaping, and By All Means Graphics.

There will be plenty of prizes, and Tiny’s will be running the clubhouse. Whether you are a family with young kids, a group of teens looking for something unusual to do, or an adult looking for a cheap date night, the library is the place to be on Friday!

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