For Potterheads, July is a special month. July 31st is Harry Potter's birthday! Celebrate the wizarding world with these fun resources.
If you haven't already, create your own Wizarding Passport on Wizarding World, the official digital hub for fans of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. You can be sorted into a Hogwarts House, create your own wand, find out what your Patronus is, test your knowledge with quizzes, and read original bonus content from J.K. Rowling.
Hogwarts is Here is a free online academic environment for young witches and wizards that provides courses in Astronomy, Potions, Herbology, Transfiguration, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, and History of Magic. As students complete courses, they move up in years and have access to more elite categories such as Alchemy and Divination.
Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, the British Library's exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic is now available digitally. You can also learn more about this exhibition and Wizarding World lore with items from Sno-Isle's collection.
Many of the scenes in the first two Harry Potter movies were filmed at Gloucester Cathedral. You can now take a digital tour of the cathedral. BBC has also listed the movie magic that was done to the cathedral during filming.
New to Harry Potter? Check out the first book or movie in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Sno-Isle Libraries does not endorse J.K. Rowling's comments on transgender people. We also believe people across the world have created a culture, community, and shared ownership of the Harry Potter stories and characters that exist independently from the author’s personal beliefs, and that embraces and celebrates the diverse identities of its members. Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion of its customers, and we reflect that in our programming. The Sno-Isle wizarding world is an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space for all muggles, witches, and wizards.