The magic of reading


The Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library celebrated Harry Potter’s birthday with a fun-filled party on July 12.

Young wizards were able to fashion their own magic wands, experiment in potion class, get a balloon sword of Gryffindor and make their own owl. Butter Beer was served and kids could have fun with props in photo booths, try to find hidden Horcruxes or attempt to escape the Forbidden Forest.

Fictional Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31 and author JK Rowling just celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the first of the seven book series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, published on June 26, 1997.

The party was part of the library’s Summer Reading Program, which concludes with an Ice Cream Social at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center on Friday, July 28 at 2 p.m.