Magic time at libraries with Harry Potter party

National Libraries Day
National Libraries Day

A worldwide Harry Potter party is among events in a three-day celebration that culminates on National Libraries Day on Saturday, 6 February.

Biggleswade, Potton and Sandy libraries are taking part in the Central Bedfordshire Libraries events early next month.

Thursday, February 4, also sees the second annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world and Central Bedfordshire Libraries will be sharing the wonder of author J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, introducing the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter.

Libraries are also hosting the ‘Mega Read’ in partnership with Headline Publishers and the Reading Agency.

Cllr Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Community Services, said: “National Libraries Day is a celebration of the service, the staff and the communities that use libraries and we have a packed week of events and activities planned to showcase just how much we value them across Central Bedfordshire.

“People come to use to borrow books, of course, but there is so much more we do that lots of people don’t know about, and National Libraries Day gives us a chance to shout about those other services too.”

Events include:

Thursday 4 February 3-5pm

Potton Library

Harry Potter Night

Thursday 4 February 3-5pm

Sandy Library

Harry Potter event

Friday 5 February all day

Biggleswade Library

Harry Potter treasure hunt (all correct answers win a prize)

Saturday 6 February morning

Biggleswade Library

Pop in for tea, cake and a quiz

Saturday 6 February 11-3pm

Biggleswade Library

Harry Potter craft event

Saturday 6 February 10-12.30pm

Potton Library

Chinese New Year craft event

Saturday 6 February 9.30-1pm

Sandy Library

Chocolate Themed Morning

For more information about all events taking place at Central Bedfordshire’s libraries, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/libraries