Library plans Harry Potter night

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., will join other organizations around the world in celebrating the third annual Harry Potter Book Night, Feb. 2.

The program, themed around the professors of Hogwarts, kicks off at 6 p.m. on the lower level of the library.

During Harry Potter Book Night, participants are invited to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. At Amos Library, young wizards, witches and Muggles will be treated to an evening of games, activities, readings and quizzes. Challenges and activities will include Transfiguration, Herbology and Care Of Magical Creatures “classes,” readings from the Harry Potter books and the Hogwarts Hall of Fame Quiz. The library will also serve snacks inspired by some of the wizard foods in the books. The program is free and open to children and teens in grades 3 to 12. Costumes are encouraged.

Rikki Unterbrink, youth services director, said, “We are so excited to be joining up with schools, libraries, bookshops and community centers throughout the UK and Ireland — and indeed the world — to celebrate the third annual Harry Potter Book Night. Libraries have always been fans of the Harry Potter books because they mean so much to all ages — representing hope, wonder and overcoming adversity.”

For information about Harry Potter Book Night, visit

For information about the library’s event, call 492-8354, ext. 109.

Staff report