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Monday, April 1, 2019

The World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter has always been a popular request at the library, but recently the series has been reborn to a new generation with the release of the 20th anniversary editions of the texts and the Fantastic Beasts movies. 

If you have not checked out the illustrated version of the story that began the world's love of Hogwarts and all things Potter, I highly suggest you put it on your future read list.  The illustrations are just so beautifully done and add to the tone and mood of the story.  You'll need a little more room in your backpack for this version as it's the size of picture book, but it is totally worth it.

Once you've read the first book, you know you will want to join Harry and his friends on the rest of their journey at Hogwarts.  Don't forget that listening to an audio version of the tales is very enjoyable too!

If you're like me, you wouldn't mind having some wizarding skills.  I can just imagine going to see Mr. Ollivander and selecting my wand.  Well, you don't have to travel to Diagon Alley to get one, you can just stop by the Roselle Public Library.  Recently, we have added two Harry Potter wands to our science kits.  You can now join the wizarding world and perform some magical spells (just please don't turn me into a toad).  If you decide you want to watch the movies for more inspiration, we have all the titles in Blue Ray and the regular DVD format.

You may also want to check out The Wizarding World website.  You can find out your Hogwarts house (mine is Gryffindor) and learn more about the history of the characters, other schools, potions and much, much more.

So as I paraphrase the great Albus Dumbledore, "live a little."  Come explore the magical world of Harry Potter and the Roselle Public Library.

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