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Middlesbrough Library to Transform into Hogwarts

By Published January 25, 2019

MIDDLESBROUGH Reference Library is set to be transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday, February 7.

The annual event sees libraries around the country celebrating J.K. Rowling’s stories and introducing the next generation to the magic of Harry Potter.

The evening starts with an autism friendly session from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. There’ll be the chance to meet Harry Potter look-a-like Luke Williams, fantastic beasts from Kirkleatham Owl Centre and time to enjoy a magical craft. The session is £2 per child (accompanying adult free).

The main event is from 5pm to 7pm in the Reference Library. Look-a-like Luke Williams will be performing some incredible magic and will be available for photo opportunities throughout the event.


There’ll be crafts to make and potions to brew along with a treasure hunt and the opportunity to meet magical creatures form Kirkleatham Owl Centre.

Tilly’s Cupcakes will be selling Harry Potter themed cakes.

This event is suitable for those aged five to 12 and is £2 per child and £1 per accompanying adult.

The evening rounds off with a quiz for Potter fans aged 13 and over. Luke Williams will be the quiz master with great prizes up for the grabs. The fun starts at 7.30pm and is £3 per person. Teams can be of two to six people.

Places for every event need to be booked in advance on 01642 729002.

Middlesbrough Reference Library is a part of the Middlesbrough Promise which is a partnership of education, health, literacy and community professionals. Building on the work of the National Literacy Trust, it aims to make reading a priority for children, young people and families in Middlesbrough.

Cllr Mick Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Communities, said: “We are dedicated to making reading a priority for Middlesbrough families.

“With the help of the Middlesbrough Promise and events as interactive and exciting as the Hogwarts experience at central library we are set to spark an interest for reading in our youth who will carry this on for generations to come.”

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