By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist

Join us in celebrating the Wizarding World titles once again, with the return of Harry Potter Book Night, on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Devoted to the stories that brought us characters such as Harry, Ron and Hermione and magical creatures such as the Niffler and the Basilisk, Harry Potter Book Night will be celebrated worldwide by fans of the Wizarding World. This year’s theme Fantastic Beasts invites fans to discover and rediscover the magical creatures featured in

J.K. Rowling’s writing. Spread the magic with us by joining libraries near and far in hosting a Harry Potter Night. Social square eBook.jpg

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Harry Potter Book Night, big or small – such as hosting events and activities that will encourage readers to embrace the magic of the Wizarding World. This kit is filled with marketing resources, activities and ideas themed around Fantastic Beasts for readers to enjoy the Wizarding World titles and the unforgettable worlds created within.

Listed below are simple ideas on how you can celebrate with your community:

Beasts Bingo
– As part of your Harry Potter Book Night event host your own ‘Beasts Bingo’ game. Use the boards, provided in the event kit, as a starting point to host your own Beasts Bingo game.

– Print the provided marketing material to decorate your library or school in the lead up to and during the celebrations including:
-‘Brush up on the beasts’ illustrated poster
– Illustrated beasts infographic poster

Curated Collections
Prepare your patrons for a night of Wizardry by curating lists that specific to the Harry Potter houses.
Ravenclaw Reading List
Slytherin Reading List
Hufflepuff Reading List
Gryffindor Reading List

Social media
Post on your social media channels using pre-designed social squares. (available in the Pottermore event kit)
– Engage with Pottermore social activity by re-tweeting and sharing content with your library users.

Include Harry Potter Book Night in your newsletters.


Spread the magic with fans of the Wizarding World and join us in preparing for this special night of celebrations.
Stay connected, share your ideas and photos for Harry Potter Book Night on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook using #HarryPotterBookNight!