Young wizards, witches enjoy Harry Potter celebration at library

By Daniel Dunkle | Jul 31, 2017
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle John Crouch, who has been visiting his grandparents in Owls Head, enjoys Potterfest at the Rockland Public Library July 31.

Rockland — Magic wands, pointy hats and capes were enough to make any muggles from Privet Drive ill at ease July 31 as children celebrated Potterfest at the Rockland Public Library.

Children of all ages, many dressed in costumes, participated in games on the library grounds to celebrate the birthday of popular children's book character Harry Potter and his creator, J.K. Rowling. The event was organized and led by reference library technician Katie Drago.

Children from Waldoboro, Cushing, Owls Head and even as far as Los Angeles, turned out for the event. It included drawings in colored chalk on the walkways, blowing bubbles and competing in races and physical challenges.

Both children and adults in attendance said they had read the Harry Potter books and were fans of the series.

Scoring points for Gryffindor is Nathan Percival, 8, of Waldoboro. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
With her magic cape Elina Santiago, almost 7, of Waldoboro, casts spells at the Rockland Library's Harry Potter celebration. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Katie Drago of the Rockland Public Library staff leads the Harry Potter event July 31. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Children at Potterfest were encouraged to draw on the walkways. Pictured, from left, are Chris Merrill and Rex Merrill, 4, of Los Angeles and Miles Wilson, 1, of Cushing. The Merrills have family ties to the Midcoast. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Comments (1)
Posted by: F William Black | Aug 01, 2017 06:12

Great job, Katie.  Looks like everyone had fun.

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