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Tee-Off for Tewksbury at the Tewksbury Public Library!

Feb 21, 2015 03:00PM ● By Kieran Gilman
Thinking about mini golf after these snowstorms sounds crazy.  Indoor mini golf in the Tewksbury Public Library sounds even crazier.  But when children’s librarian Noelle Boc brought up the idea to do a mini-golf fundraising event based on one she had attended previously, the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library had three words for her:

“Go Fore It!”

And thus, the Tee-Off for Tewksbury event was born, 18 holes of mini golf set up right in the Tewksbury Public Library.

The event will take place over two days.  Saturday, March 21st will be Date Night.  Tickets will need to be purchased in advance for $10 each, and will include mini golf and light refreshments.  Date Night will be limited to 250 guests, and runs from 6 to 9 PM.

Sunday, March 22nd will be Family Mini Golf.  Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person over the age of 3.  The event will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Jackie Stone, President of the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library, said they hope to raise between $6,000 and $10,000.

“First priority is to fund new, specialized computers aimed at the Pre-K set, at Ms. Noelle's request.  We will allocate any additional funds for programs, books (perhaps some that correspond to the STEM school curriculum.)  We always look to our library for guidance and we try to meet their needs,” she wrote in an email interview.

Current sponsors for Tee-Off for Tewksbury include:  Enterprise Bank, Eastern Bank, Altitude Trampoline Park, Homeyer Consulting Services, Edward Jones Investment, Kathleen Donaghue of Coldwell Banker, Ira Toyota of Tewksbury, the Tewksbury Country Club, the Self Defense Institute and Boutiette's Auto Body.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

In 2014 alone, the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library contributed $20,000 to the library.  This money was used for things like the discount museum pass program, adult lectures and film nights, books ‘adopted’ by FriendsTPL members, a new book display for the upstairs of the reference area, and the Children’s Summer Reading Program.

In addition to fundraisers such as Tee-Off for Tewksbury, FriendsTPL also runs a used book store, which sells approximately 12,000 books a year.  They also have a membership program and accept donations.

According to Jackie Stone, every little bit helps.

For more information, visit the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library website:
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