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24th June 2021

Whilst we can’t simply cast a repairing charm to help fix all that has transpired, we here at Nottingham City libraries want to help spread and share the joy of one of the most beloved worlds in fiction.

Read on to help us celebrate the 7th Harry Potter Book Night – themed around Diagon Alley this year.  Everything’s online again, but there are still lots of activities you can get involved in……because we all need a little magic in our lives…

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Consider yourself a Harry Potter fan? Well thankfully the Bloomsbury Harry Potter Night website has plenty of things for you to do to help get immersed in the world once again!

Want to be generated a Witch or Wizard name?
Perhaps you consider yourself a super fan and are looking for the challenge of a quiz?

Maybe you are just looking to find out more about the wizarding world?

Take a look at the fantastic array of fun stuff on offer via the link below:


To tell you a bit more about Harry Potter book night we have a very special guest indeed! It’s the Hogwarts Groundskeeper Hagrid, reading you the wonderful ‘Room on The Broom’ by Julia Donaldson.

Subjects of the school of magic. Scarf, magic wand, book of spells on grey stone background.


Want to craft your own wand? Perhaps your own little Mandrake or an Owl?

Well take a look at this fantastic crafting video for some quick and easy designs to make at home!

Be sure to show us your creations on social media!

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Some would say that even our libraries have a sort of magic to them. We can guarantee at least that we have plenty of books on Harry Potter and it’s fantastic world on offer!

Perhaps you have yet to dive into the series? Start with Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone!

Maybe you are an old fan returning to the series?  Continue the story by reading the “Cursed Child” play script or try Fantastic beasts with its incredible illustrations and art that has a magic all of its own.  Or why not try JK Rowling’s new story The Ickabog.  It has it’s own website – see below.

So grab your wands, put on your wizarding hat and robe, and more importantly grab a book and get reading!

All of these titles are available to borrow from our library catalogue  – just click the link below.

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