The Friends of the Yorkville Public Library, along with area businesses and non-profits turned the library into a mini golf course once again for the seventh annual Mini Golf FUN Raiser Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26.
One of the most popular events hosted by the Friends of the Library, normal library operations were shutdown for the day as area residents of all ages were invited to take part in 18 holes of mini golf throughout the library. Each hole was decorated in a different theme, from Pokemon, to the "Wizard of Oz," by local organizations and businesses, while the community room of the library became the 19th Hole, where mini golfers could take part in games and activities following their round.
Anxious mini golfers were lined up outside the door 30 minutes before the fundraiser began, Tiffany Forristall, project director for the Friends of the Library, said.
A highlight of the event, Forristall said, is to see the kids and the parents' reactions when they walk in and to see all the holes.
"I think that we go so much with digital, that we're forgetting about the actual library book and the relationship you build with librarians where they get to see you on a daily basis or weekly, and they find out what books you like," she said. "They watch you grow. I grew up going to the library, so being able to do this for my younger girls and to see the other kids is pretty exciting."
All proceeds from the event go to support the library.