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Mini golf at Idaho State University Oboler Library set April 10; sponsorships available

Posted March 10, 2010

Students, faculty and staff at Idaho State University and friends of the institution will have the opportunity to raise money for a worthy institution, the Eli M. Oboler Library, and to mini golf in a unique setting on Saturday, April 10.

The Mini Golf at Oboler Library will offer golfers the opportunity to putt their way around the library's book collections and displays, which are throughout the structure's three floors. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 18-hole course will feature holes created and decorated by ISU student groups, as well as by local businesses.

The cost is $5 per person, $20 for a family and $20 for a team of four. Prizes will be awarded, refreshments will be available and a bake sale will be held.

Organizers are currently looking for students groups, faculty and staff members, and businesses to create or sponsor holes.

"This is an excellent opportunity to support the library, either by making a donation, creating and decorating a hole, or by participating in the mini-golf," said Keeven Shropshire, chairperson for Friends of Oboler Library (FOOL’s).  "It will be nice to get the ISU and surrounding communities into the library for them to have a look at the wide range of our collections, and, it will be fun to see the creativity of students at work creating decorations or designs for the holes."

The ISU Oboler Library, the largest in eastern Idaho, wants your support. All East Idaho residents have access to the library, which records, on average, 9,000 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," Shropshire said. "We hope to see golfers rise to the challenge of trying to make par in the shadows of great volumes of knowledge."