Happy 20th Anniversary Harry Potter


12 July 2017 


All trainee wizards and witches passed with flying coloursA spellbinding event was held at Barry Library to mark the 20th anniversary of the debut of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

J K Rowling, one of Britain’s best loved authors, has sold over 450 million books worldwide, and fans have been following the young wizard’s extraordinary adventures since 1997. 


On Monday 26 June, children were welcomed to the library by Chief Wizards Gillian and Danielle, before being sorted into the four school houses, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin by their very own sorting hat.


The houses were set against each other in a series of magical tasks, which included wand making, and creating magical potions from ingredients such as Wolfsbane, Salamander blood and exploding fluid.


Fortunately, all trainee wizards and witches passed their classes with flying colours and received certificates to mark their achievements.


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