VIRTUAL Library Mini-Golf

August 15 - 22

"Home in One" Build Your Own Hole Contest

The winner of the Golden Putter and Kimball's gift certificates is the LaPointe Family, with their video Kittens! Congratulations!!!

In addition, these honors have been awarded:

Best Use of Non-Golf Sports Equipment: Basketball Theme by Ben Clark

Best Promotional Video: School and Library Theme by the Drew Family

Best Use of Building Blocks: Obstacle Course by Benjamin Gerbig

Best Victory Dance: Gopher Hole by Eric Hagberg

Best Promotion of the Library: Home-in-One Inside Hole by Lauren Hagberg

Best Soundtrack: Kittens by the LaPointe Family

Best use of Recycled Materials: Literally Mini-golf by Aashi Govani

Best Description: The Hole Of Impossibility by Zora and Lorelai

Fastest Hole in One: Slide and Through the Books by Krisha Govani

The Challenge: Make a hole inside or outside your home. Record a video or just take pictures, and send them to the Friends to win the Golden Putter!

We'll create a poll to vote for the people's choice to win, so check back on Friday as well!

Check out our video to see how you can make your own backyard hole!

Online Auction

We had so many fabulous donations of goods, services, and just plain creative items that we move the auction online! Bidding ran from noon on Saturday, August 15 until 8pm on Saturday, August 22.

Auction items can be picked up on Monday, August 23, from 12-5. Please come to the Couper Room entrance at the back of the library.

If you cannot pick up your items at this time, please email us to make other arrangements.

Scavenger hunts

Monday August 17 at 7 pm

Friday, August 21 at 12:00 noon

Join us for a scavenger hunt over zoom. We will provide the clues and participants will search for the items from the comfort of your own home. Winner will receive Kimball's gift certificates.

Register for this event on the Library's calendar to receive the zoom link. Persons of all ages are welcome to participate in this event.

Estimation contests

The popular guess-the-number-in-the-jar game returns with a few twists! Each day enter your guess of the number of items in the jars. Examine the pictures and submit your answers online.

One winner each day with the closest guess without going over will win a Kimball's Gift Certificate.

Sunday's Contest: Blades of grass! Congratulations to Brayden Halloran, who had the closest guess of 701 without going over the real total of 902!

Monday's Contest: Popcorn Kernels! There were 7288 kernels of corn in the jar! Congratulations to Sam McDonough who came closest with a guess of 7200!

Tuesday's Contest: Shells! There were 34 shells in the photo! Congratulations to Colby LaPointe who came closest with a guess of 33!

Wednesday's Contest: Cake Decoration Balls! There were 692 balls in the photo! Congratulations to Meera Gill who came closest with a guess of 620!

Thursday's Contest: Googly Eyes! There were 104 eyes in the photo! Congratulations to Kaitlyn, who came closest - without going over - with a guess of 87!

Friday's Contest: Pencils! There were 55 in the photo! More than one person guessed 54, and from those names, Maeda LaPointe was drawn as the winner. Congratulations, Maeda!

Saturday's Contest: Stuffed Animals! The winning name was Alyson Laing, drawn from the winners who correctly guessed 12 stuffed animals! Congratulations, Alyson!

Minecraft Mega Course

Minecraft builders can download our specially crafted RHL Mini-golf course to play on your own computer. This will be Java version only, but we have a course tour video and a tutorial video showing everyone how to build your own course!

Details, instructions, and videos here!

Mystery of the Missing Golf Balls!

Have you ever tried an escape room? Do you like puzzles?

Solve our online mystery to find out where all the golf balls are and how to get them back!

A special thanks to Library Mini Golf, who will be providing stuffed animals to all child participants ❤️

All youth participants can register to receive a free Olie the Ocelot stuffed animal, provided by Library Mini-Golf! This is the company that normally sets up our Mini-Golf in the Library course, and they've kindly offered to provide stuffed animals to all youth who participate in our re-imagined virtual event.

The stuffed animal can be picked up at or outside the library this fall. We will email details in September.

Concert with Kelly's Music

Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm

The talented musicians at Kelly’s Music will entertain us with a free concert over zoom on Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm. We thank Kelly’s Music for collaborating with us on this mini-golf week event.

Register on the Library's calendar by 4pm Thursday to receive the zoom link. Persons of all ages are welcome to participate in this event.

Story Walks

A Story Walk is an outdoor reading experience whereby a children’s book is deconstructed and the pages of the book are laminated and placed on wooden stakes or in permanent kiosks along a walking trail. We will have 2 story walks set up:

Hartwell Family Memorial Preserve on Sunday, August 16 from 10am to 5pm

Stretch your legs on a walk around Hartwell Family Memorial Preserve while reading “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood” by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell. Start in the parking lot and follow the story kiosks around the yellow trail to the Old Stone Bridge. The story will be available from 10 am to 5 pm. Parking is available in the parking lot off Hartwell Ave. If the parking lot is full, we kindly request that you return at a later time.

Cloverdale Trail on Thursday, August 20 from 10am to 5pm

Explore the boardwalks and wildlife at the Cloverdale Conservation Area while enjoying “The Curious Garden” by Peter Brown. Start in the parking lot and head toward the boardwalk to follow the story kiosks around the loop. The story will be available from 10 am to 5 pm. Parking is available in the parking lot off Great Road. If the parking lot is full, we kindly request that you return at a later time.

Remember to practice proper Covid-19 precautions - wear a mask, keep your distance from other groups, and use hand sanitizer if you touch the story kiosks. We thank the Littleton Conservation Commission and Littleton Conservation Trust for collaborating with us on this mini-golf week event.

No sign up necessary for story walks - grab some sturdy shoes and head out the door!

Dance Class with Eloquence Dance Centre

Wednesday, August 19 at 4pm

Come dance with us! We’ve partnered with Eloquence Dance Centre to bring dancers of all ages and ability to a free dance lesson over zoom on Wednesday, August 19 at 4pm. We thank Eloquence Dance Centre for collaborating with us on this mini-golf week event.

Pre-register on the Library's calendar by 10am Wednesday to receive the Zoom access code. Persons of all ages are welcome to participate in this event.

The Friends are very thankful for the many individuals, organizations, and businesses whose contributions make Mini-Golf in the Library possible!

Title Sponsor:

Patriot Beverages
CPF logo

19th Hole Sponsor:

Circle Health Westford
Rotary of Littleton logo
Enterprise Bank logo

Our Hole Sponsors:

Perennial Financial Advisors logo
Ratta Corp logo
Basnett Plumbing Logo
Acton Medial Associates logo

The Donell Corporation

Meadowbrook Realty Group
Find Your Village logo
The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

Littleton Cultural Council

Fine Arts Boosters of Littleton logo
Reichheld Ting Orthodontics logo
Ray Wilson Bark Mulch logo

The proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library and the be put toward the construction of the new library building.