PotterFest 2017!

It's that time of year again - Harry Potter's Birthday is, today, July 31st! And we celebrate every year at our library with a themed party. In the past, I've called this program "Harry Potter's Birthday Party" but I changed it up this year and renamed it "PotterFest." The new name seems more appealing to [...]

Harry Potter Club

At our Harry Potter Club this month we made these really cool Lumos/Nox lightswitch plates that I found via Pinterest. A very talented person made the original picture on her computer and printed it out to put on a lightswitch plate. I took the picture of her finished product and printed it out (making it [...]

Harry Potter Club: The Monster Book of Monsters

I didn't think we could do it, but they came out awesome! Granted, I was the one doing most of the gluing, but the kids were so totally excited to have an actual "Monster Book of Monsters" that they didn't seem to care. When I made my sample, I was so proud of myself and [...]

Harry Potter Club

Here are some crafts we've done in Harry Potter Club in the past few months! For one meeting we did a "Dragon Study." I grabbed all the books we had with illustrations and "facts" about dragons and put them out. Then I read descriptions of the different dragon breeds from Fantastic Beasts and Where to [...]

Harry Potter Crafts from HP Club

Here are a few crafts we did for the Harry Potter Club - I meant to put these up earlier! These ideas were borrowed from several different sites and altered to fit the age level or materials available. Most (if not all) were created in 5 minutes or less because I tend to forget the [...]

Harry Potter Week (Day 1)

Monday..... Today was the first week of my so-called Harry Potter Extravaganza. The new (and last - *sniff*) movie comes out this Friday so I am having a whole week of Harry related programs. This morning I showed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone upstairs in Dexter Hall (a big room with a large movie [...]