Parker Library Director, Nanci Hill
June 26, 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Since that time, it has sold over 450 million copies worldwide in 79 languages. Since 1997, the franchise has grown, with a theater production, nine movies, and countless toys, games, candies and more.
has been credited with reviving a love of reading. According to an article published online at The Leaky Cauldron,
"Harry Potter seems to have a little something for everyone: romance, action, adventure, magic, friendship, the school experiences, different kinds of families, sports, and humor. There is also a dash of mystery and horror, mixed with a few fantastic animals. Rowling has blended all the above elements to make a rather believable story, especially for those who wish an alternate world existed."
Here in Dracut, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary in style. The Friends of Dracut Library, the Recreation Department, the Council on Aging, and The Arbors Retirement Community, are sponsoring a week-long celebration of all things Harry. The celebration will take place from July 10th through July 14th and will cap off with a festive Yule Ball!
Participants will be able to visit Diagon Alley, meet Hagrid and his pets, win prizes during a Scavenger Hunt, enjoy Trivia night and Kid's Bingo night, or share pizza and a movie with their families. There's no end to the fun to be had. Registration
is now open. Space for some programs is limited and bound to fill up early, so register soon if you don't want to miss out on the fun.