Halls in-between bookshelves at the Waynesboro Public Library will soon transform into fairways. The mini-golf course will return to the WPL this Sunday, weather depending.
The 18-hole mini-golf course, hosted by the Friends of the Library, will be for children and adults. The course starts in the children’s area, doglegs through the young adult room, on to the adult side and finally finishes up down the stairs as the last stroke ends up on the lower level. People will maneuver through bookshelves and hand-made obstacles and props.
Other activities such as free face painting, photo opportunities and popcorn will be available on the lower level meeting rooms. Several mascots are expected to make an appearance throughout the day, staff members teased.
This is the second year of the mini-golf course. Their first event was in 2017; the event had about 140 people attend.
“The mini-golf two years ago was a shot in the arm,” Friends of the Library President Kevin Ryan said. “We were pleased with it the last time and we said ‘sure’ to doing it again. It’s a nice community event.”
The course and obstacles are similar to the 2017 event. What is different is the price — it’s cheaper this year. The price to play is $1 for youth under age 18 and $3 for adults. This includes the chance to win a $25 raffle prize.
“This year is the same concept, but the price is lower,” Kathy Hiserman, WPL publicity coordinator, said. “We hope to have a lot of community involvement.”
Elzena Anderson, assistant library director, agreed.
“We’re excited about the price and making it affordable for the larger families,” she said. “It’s a library community party — recreation and education.”
Library staff members enjoy opening their doors to different patrons.
“Someone waiting to tee off may glance at a book and be interested,” Ryan said.
All proceeds from the event will go to the nonprofit Friends of the Library, which will in return benefit the library. Funds are used to underwrite adult and children programs as well as to purchase books, materials, equipment and building enhancements.
Library staff and volunteers have worked to construct the course. Much of it is possible though local businesses and sponsors.
The event will be held from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Their snow date is Jan. 27. WPL is at 600 S. Wayne Ave.
A sponsor list and event updates can be found on the library’s Facebook mini-golf event page.