Library celebrates Harry Potter’s birthday

No muggles in sight, small witches and wizards cast a spell Tuesday in celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday.
Staff photos by Hannah LaClaire Simon, 7, and Abigail, 10, wait in line to create wands at Ollivander’s at the Nashua Public Library.

NASHUA – More than two decades after the world was first introduced to author JK Rowling’s universe of witches, potions, house elves and dementors, visitors at the Nashua Public Library proved that in Nashua at least, love for the “Boy Who Lived,” lives on

Hundreds of adults and children alike (in various stages of costume) packed into the Chandler Memorial Wing Tuesday night to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday.

Attendees stepped through a set of streamers and were transported to London’s Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade Village and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

There was Honeydukes sweet shop, Ollivander’s for wand making, a sorting hat, online Pottermore, a divination station, photo booth, escape room and more.