Magical time to be had at library

The stars of Harry Potter
The stars of Harry Potter

Are you a fan of the Harry Potter series of books? If so, then an event at Broughty Ferry Library could be simply magic for you.

Thursday (February 5) will see the first ever Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world and Broughty Ferry Library is taking part.

Library staff are getting ready for their own special evening of wizard activities. The fun kicks off at 6.30 p.m. and they are expecting 50 children to join in the fun.

On Harry Potter Book Night, they 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.

At Broughty Ferry Library, young wizards, witches and Muggles will be treated to an evening of games, activities, readings and quizzes.

It all begins when the Sorting Hat decides who will be in which house, competing for house points throughout the evening’s challenges.

These will include a Harry Potter fancy dress competition, readings from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and a fiendish Harry Potter Trivia Challenge! They will be dressing up the venue and serving up refreshments inspired by the wizarding world of Hogwarts.

Sandra Westgate, library and information officer, said: “We are so excited to be 
joining up with schools, libraries, bookshops and community centres throughout the UK and Ireland and beyond to celebrate the first ever Harry Potter Book Night. We have always been fans of the Harry Potter books because the stories are 
simply magic!”

Tickets for the Harry Potter Book Night event are available in advance from Broughty Ferry Library. The event is free but booking is essential to ensure all four Hogwarts Houses are properly represented! The event is suitable for ages eight to 10 inclusive.

You can find out more about Harry Potter Book Night – and download images including the official logo – at