Monthly Archives: February 2013

Library Mini Golf was a Success!

In an effort to spread the word about our new website, logo, signage, and mission statement, we asked Library Mini Golf, a family-owned company  to turn our two floors into an 18-hole golf course.

Friday night we hosted a party for 100 adults, with food prepared and donated by Park Corner and Skinny’s Fat Sandwiches, and beer and wine provided by Our Market. Saturday was free and open to the public all day, and 200 kids and parents came to play mini-golf. The kids had a ridiculous amount of fun, most playing the fan-favorite 12th hole over and over again.

The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs were the tournament sponsor, contributing $1,000 to finance the event. Other sponsors were B-Strong, Good Ship Lollipop, MV Shell Recovery, Phillips Hardware, Penworthy books, Shelley W. Brown, the Murphy Family, Hayes Design Studios, Eric Alexander, Michael Amaral, and an “Appreciative Out-of-Towner.” Our party wouldn’t have been a success if it hadn’t been for our sponsors, the Oak Bluffs Library staff, The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs, the Selectmen and Police Department, and the countless volunteers that dedicated their time and effort to making sure that no one swung their clubs too high, and that everyone had a blast.



Selectman Walter Vail enjoying the 14th hole!


Beer and wine provided by Our Market, and other snacks provided by the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs.


Delicious hors d’oeuvres made by Park Corner.


Director Sondra Murphy posing with the Tournament Scorekeeper/Bodyguard Eric Alexander.


Our regular patrons didn’t seem to mind all the golfers on Saturday!



Mini burgers, fries, and milkshakes by Skinny’s Fat Sandwiches!

We look forward to making this an annual tradition, so if you missed out on the fun, we’ll see you next year!

Curious George Visits the Library!


We had so much fun with Curious George at storytime. Over 70 kids and parents came to see him and listen to his story!




There were so many hugs, smiles, and high fives going around!


We made the cutest George masks and big hands so we could wave to him when he came in.


Check out some of our Instagram pictures! You can find us at IlluminateOB on Instagram.




Our next character visit is Amelia Bedelia, coming to the Island at the end of July! Check our calendar for more information in the next few months.

See you then!

Go on a Blind Date with a Book

Looking to make a special connection?

With all the love in the air, why don’t you take a chance on a new book?


Blind Date with a Book is going on throughout the month of February! Check out a book based on the given genre, and return it when you’re done! Don’t forget to fill out the “Rate Your Date” slip inside the book so we know if you guys hit it off or not! (We’re nosy like that.)


We have books of all kinds on display- what’s your type?