The Back Nine Stacks
Jenny Levine takes a look a library fundraiser that raised $10,000 by putting a mini golf course in the stacks. She had the pleasure of talking with Rick Bolton, the guy behind the fundraiser, and learned that he’s taken his original idea and expanded on it to create a 501(c)(3) organization that can work with libraries across the country. The basic idea is that the Library Mini Golf nonprofit group will create a miniature golf course for a library, 80% of which is a standard course. The individual holes are created in such a way that they can be set up and taken down quickly, and they can be folded down for easy storage. LMG plans to work with college design school students to create the other, unique 20% of the course, which might include replicas of local buildings or other items of interest to the community.