HARRY Potter fans flocked to libraries in Risca and Blackwood earlier this month as part of the national Harry Potter Book Night.

More than 650 young readers from across Caerphilly county borough visited their local library for a magical evening of crafts, games and storytelling. The event, on Thursday, February 5, was organised by Bloomsbury Publishing. and saw libraries all over the borough take part.

Youngsters were transported from the cupboard under the stairsto Hogwarts when they stepped through the library doors, greeted by staff dressed as much-loved characters and villains from the books.bookdrive

Wannabe wizards at Blackwood Library has the chance to watch some authentic magic up close from magician Jase the Ace, a regular visitor to the library.

Cllr Rhianon Passmore, cabinet member for education and lifelong learning, said: “I’m thrilled that the first Harry Potter Book Night has been such an outstanding success for libraries across the county borough.

The hard work of the staff clearly resulted in a magical experience for Harry Potter fans young and old. I’d encourage everybody to take a look at our action packed schedule of events taking place in our libraries throughout the year.”

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