Port Jefferson Free Library will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in fun fashion after winning a grant from the book's publisher recently, just one of 15 libraries nationwide that won a gift prize to celebrate the occasion.
Next Tuesday, the library will be holding two separate events – one at 2 p.m. for younger teens and another at 3 p.m. for older teens – which will include wand-making, fortune tellers, quiddich hoop construction classes and more.
The packages, given out by publisher Scholastic, includes 100 copies of the book, with a new cover illustration; one paperback box set of all seven books, signed by illustrator Kazu Kibuishi; a kit with themed activities; as well as $100 to go toward the celebration.
The parties will be held in the meeting room of the library, said Monica Williams, a teen librarian with PJFL.
"The whole meeting room will be transformed into a Harry Potter wonderland so it should be amazing!"