Harry Potter experience coming to the FVRL Sardis branch

Harry Potter experience coming to the FVRL Sardis branch

Although it’s been more than two decades since Harry Potter learned of his magical heritage and received his invitation to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry, the world hasn’t stopped enjoying the nearly-classic tale. This month, for three days only, the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) Sardis branch will the world of Harry Potter to Chilliwack.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was “released 20 years ago in the USA,” said Julie Penner, a FVRL customer service and event coordinator at the Sardis branch. “We’re celebrating that because we’re librarians and everyone loves Harry Potter!”

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So on Aug. 27, 28, and 29, the Sardis library will be hosting a variety of free, drop-in activities that will delight anyone who’s ever gripped the end of their seat while experiencing Harry, Ron, and Hermione battle Death Eaters or He Who Must Not Be Named.

For kids eight and up, Penner says the three-day event is geared towards creating excitement around literacy and stories.

“Basically, it’s to celebrate the love of (these) amazing stories, get kids excited, and promote back-to-school in a nice, fun way for them.”

In addition to a magical, age-based scavenger hunt, kids will also be able to partake in a Sorting ceremony to learn whether they belong in a Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw house, as well as create a Hogwarts student ID for those who bring a wallet-sized head shot of themselves.

“There’s also a huge muggle wall donated by The Bookman that they can write on … and a green screen with props that will (magically transport) them to Diagon Alley,” added Penner.

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“There’s a whole bunch of really fun things going on … and who doesn’t need a little big of magic in their life?”

There’s no registration for the event, it’s all based on drop-in attendance. However, the green screen will only be available from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.

For more information, please visit the FVRL Sardis Facebook page, or the FVRL website at FVRL.bc.ca.


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