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A Hogwarts Holiday at Seville Library

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    Quidditch Pitch is one of the Harry Potter-themed games at Hogwarts Holidays with Harry on Thursday at Seville Library. Other activities at the free event included Harry Potter Bingo and wand painting.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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    Landon Behunin, 6, paints a wand during Hogwarts Holidays with Harry event Thursday evening at Seville Library.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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    Children participate in a game of Harry Potter Bingo during Hogwarts Holidays with Harry event Thursday evening at Seville Library.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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SEVILLE — Between Harry Potter Bingo and wand painting to the assortment of snacks ranging from butterbeer cookies to golden snitches, the Seville Library could have been mistaken for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at least for a few hours Thursday evening.

Library associate Angie Haprian said the library usually hosts a Harry Potter event in the summer, but co-worker Linda Smalley had a different idea.

“I just like the alliteration of Holidays with Harry because Harry is always stuck by himself at Hogwarts during the holidays,” Smalley said.

Kids also were able to have their picture taken with a cardboard likeness of the trio of Harry, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

Amanda and Jim Cotton brought their children, Avonlea, 6, and Felix, 2, to the event, with all four family members dressing up for the party.

“We are big Harry Potter fans, and my friend works at the library, and she let us know about it,” Amanda Cotton said. “We have read the books up to book four to my daughter, so she is a big Harry Potter fan too now.”

Due to the small size of the library at 45 Center St., the free event was limited to about 20 young fans of the book series by J.K. Rowling.

“We stopped it at 20 and then we added a few slots,” Smalley said. “That’s about all this library can handle.”

Smalley said that while the size of the Seville Library, a branch of the Medina County District Library, has its limitations, it also has benefits.

“The nice thing is none of the kids are lost in a huge crowd,” she said.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or nhavenner@medina-gazette.com.

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