ISU Headlines

Idaho State University’s Oboler Library holding miniature golf and book sale fundraisers in February

Posted January 27, 2014

Idaho State University’s Oboler Library will host its fifth annual miniature golf fundraiser on Feb. 8 and will hold a book sale fundraiser on Feb. 8 and 9.

The miniature golf fundraiser runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8. The book sale fundraiser runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9. The Library is located on the ISU Pocatello campus.

Participants can play the 18-hole miniature golf course with their friends or family, and have lunch too. Tickets for golf are $3 ISU students with valid Bengal Cards, $5 all others, and $20 for family. Elevators are available.

Teams of four players are invited to compete for first, second and third place. Call 282-2997 to sign up. There will be other contests like “closest to the hole” contest on the eighth hole and a 19th-hole putting contest to make it all a little more fun. Prizes will be randomly awarded throughout the day.
Lunch of bratwurst or hotdogs, chips, and water or soda will be available for purchase.

Participants can also support the Library by sponsoring a hole, putting their business or name on the scorecard, or by making any donation. For more information about sponsorships or the event, please call 282-2997, or visit

All proceeds from the miniature golf fundraiser will be used for refurnishing student study areas in the library. The event is hosted by Friends of Oboler Library in partnership with ISU Libraries.

All profits from the book sale are dedicated to building the Library’s collections. This year’s book sale offers thousands of books of all types on a wide variety of academic and popular topics, as well as works of popular and literary fiction.

Most of the book sale items are donated to the library by faculty and other members of the community. The Library evaluates all donated books and identifies those that should be added to its collections. Those that are not destined to become part of the collections are set aside to be sold. The Library annually adds between 1,000 and 2,000 volumes to its collections from donated materials.