Putt putt at the Library

Dec 30, 2022

“Hole in one!” Yelled a mini-golfer between the bookshelves of the Wareham Free Library.

The Library became a miniature-golf course on Friday, Dec. 30.

Library Director Patrick Marshall said that it took two hours to build the course along the rows of bookshelves. The course was built by Library Mini Golf, an organization which, as the name suggests, builds mini-golf courses in libraries for fundraising events.

Library Mini Golf’s programs have raised $5 million for libraries nationwide. 

From stuffed zebras to spaceships, golfers navigated their way through obstacles and chased golf balls down aisles of books. 

It was the first time in 30 years that Kathi Barry played mini-golf, but it was her first time playing in a library.

Barry heard about the program through her partner, and decided to dust off her skills. 

Other players were newer to the game. 

“I hit it as hard as I can,” said Emily Abadir, 10, as she chased her ball around the winding shelves. 

No matter what strategy the golfers chose, all won a stuffed animal prize in the end.