Children had a spellbinding time as they visited Durham’s Clayport Library to enjoy the wizarding words of Harry Potter.
Youngsters from Nettlesworth Primary School in Chester-le-Street and library staff dressed up as witches and warlocks, wrote their own spells and took part in a colouring competition to mark the second annual Harry Potter Book Night.
Linda Dobson, Durham County Council’s principal library manager, said: “It was fantastic to have so many young Harry Potter fans come to the library to share their love of the series of books with us. It turned out to be a spellbinding morning of fun.”
There are seven books in the Harry Potter series and all are available at most County Durham libraries.
But Linda said you don’t have to have a special event if you want to visit your local library and share your love of Harry Potter – or any other books.
She said: “At our libraries you can just come along and find out more about Dumbledore, Hedwig and all of the other wondrous characters who have encouraged millions of young people worldwide to pick up a book.
“And of course children and their families can also discover some of the other 750,000 great titles we lend for free.”
This half term the fun continues at Clayport Library with a free storytelling session from Darlington author and illustrator Liz Million.
The creator of the much loved children’s books Not So Silly Sausage and Elephant Rides Again will be at the library on Tuesday 16 February between 2pm and 3.30pm.
The session is free, but places are on a first come first served basis.
For more information about libraries in County Durham visit www.durham.gov.uk/libraries