A magical event at town library

Hogwarts came to the centre of Boston when the town’s library hosted its annual Harry Potter Book Night.

Harry Potter event at Boston Library. L-R ralph Dunn 4, Hugo-James Dainty-Morrison 8, Rupert Dunn 6 EMN-200702-142104005

Those attending entered through Platform 9¾ and enjoyed activities including table Quidditch, a Hogwarts treasure hunt, designing a dragon egg, pin the scar on Harry Potter, and Magical Coding, as well as having the chance to have a ‘Have You Seen This Wizard’ selfie taken.

Library manager Alison Wade said the event went even better than expected, with the weeks of planning and organising paying off.

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“We had a fantastic turnout - more than double the number of children and adults that we have had in previous years. About 192 people came altogether for the event.”

Harry Potter event at Boston Library. L-R Stella Booth and Beatrice Booth of Brothertoft. EMN-200702-142125005

She added: “Everyone said how much they enjoyed themselves, adults and children alike. Many of the children dressed up in their Hogwarts robes.”

Alison said the Harry Potter night was just one of a number of regular free events the library hosts, including reading groups, art and craft groups, beginners’ IT classes, activities for pre-schoolers and children’s school holiday crafts.

“Reading and the love of books will always be at our core, but libraries also have a wider role in supporting their communities,” she said.

Harry Potter event at Boston Library. Eviee Windrass 9 of Boston EMN-200702-142114005
Harry Potter event at Boston Library. Melissa Hubbard 10 of Boston. EMN-200702-142053005
Harry Potter event at Boston Library. Natasha Terry with Blake Terry 12 and Eliza Terry 8. EMN-200702-142136005
Harry Potter event at Boston Library. Lily-Starr Dainty-Morrison 10 with Library manager Alison Wade. EMN-200702-142031005
Harry Potter event at Boston Library. Julia Jedruch 4 with Cultural Services Advisor Stephanie Pleasance. EMN-200702-142021005