Harry Potter Book Night celebrated in Gloucestershire
By David Wood
Where: Libraries across Gloucestershire
When: Thursday, February 7
Libraries across Gloucestershire are joining Harry Potter fans across the world to celebrate the fifth annual Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday, February 7.
A series of fun-filled events are being planned around this year's theme of 'Hogwarts'.
Libraries will be sharing the wonder of J.K. Rowling's unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, introducing the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter.
Libraries across Gloucestershire will be hosting young wizards, witches and muggles who will be treated to magical games, readings from our favourite Harry Potter books, and the Hidden Hogwarts Quiz.
The Sorting Hat will be on hand in Cheltenham and Gloucester to tell aspiring wizards and witches which house they'll be in too.
Teddy bears are having a Potter-themed sleepover at Quedgeley Library and there's a Fantastic Beast Hunt at Tuffley Library. With a fun quiz at Dursley and art and crafts in Churchdown - we'll definitely be sharing the Harry Potter magic!
Jane Everiss, head of library and registration services, said: "We are so excited to be taking part and celebrating the fifth Harry Potter Book Night.
"We have always been fans of the Harry Potter books because they inspire children to read more and be enthusiastic about books. We hope new readers will discover them and existing fans will re-read them."
Tickets for the Harry Potter Book Night events are available in advance from Eventbrite, and there are also some are drop-in events:
- Gloucester Library, 7 February, 4pm - 6pm: Crafts fancy dress and sorting hat
- Dursley Library, 7 February, 3.30pm - 4.30pm: Fancy dress, sorting hat and quiz
- Stroud Library, 7 February, 10am - 2pm: Drop in crafts
- Quedgeley Library, 8 February, 2pm - 5pm: Harry Potter themed Teddy Bear sleepover.
- Cheltenham Library, 7 February, 3pm - 5pm: Harry Potter quizzes, crafts and sorting hat
- Churchdown Library, 7 February, 2pm - 5pm: Crafts, quiz and games
- Tuffley Library, 7, 8, and 9 February during opening hours: Fantastic Beast hunt event
- Newent Library, 7 February during opening hours: Drop in crafts and quizzes, plus make a wizard or witch hat
- Coleford Library, 7 February, 4pm - 5pm: Drop in fun and games for wizards and muggles
For more information about the events, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/gloucestershire-libraries-3143135002
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