The Stettler Public Library hosted a Harry Potter-themed day to kick off the summer reading program.
Kids who attended got to make wands, drink butterbeer, and there were plans to play Quidditch outside.
“It gives the kids a chance to come out and they aren’t sitting at home playing video games all day,” said organizer Lindsey Gelech.
“Plus it gets them to the library,” agreed Chelsey Ternes.
The organizers did a good job making the library into a mini-Hogwarts: the butterbeer was root beer, butter extract, and rum extract. They also had chocolate frogs for the kids. Wand-making involved painting wooden sticks, and Quidditch involved three hula hoops for the rings, a big ball and two smaller ones for the quaffle and bludgers, and something yellow in the grass as the snitch.
Though the organizers planned for more participants, they agreed that events like the Harry Potter day encourages reading, which is always the goal.