MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Wow! Harry Potter is turning 40 (How did that happen?) and the ever so creative and fun Middletown Township Public Library is planning the best birthday bash ever and you are invited! Here are the details:
Welcome to Harry Potter’s Virtual Birthday Bash! Since we cannot celebrate Harry Potter’s 40th Birthday Party in person this year, we are bringing the Party to you!
We will be doing trivia contests, Sorting Hat Quizzes, providing recipes for Harry Potter’s birthday cake, craft instructions (a few may be available for pickup!), wand making, a drawing contest and much much more! Check back here regularly for new updates.
Now first, you will need to be sorted into your houses. If you haven’t been sorted into a Hogwarts House, click here for our Sorting Hat Quiz.
Help us celebrate Harry Potter’s 40th Birthday with our first ever Harry Potter Art Contest! The drawings can be either of Harry Potter himself, Hedwig or anything that you love from the Harry Potter series! Be as creative as you like. However, only one submission per person will be permitted.
Participation is for ages 11 and up.
The drawings that will submitted will also be displayed in our teen room for the remainder of the summer as well as on the teen website as a virtual art show.
The deadline for the Harry Potter Art Contest is July 20th. Voting will begin on July 27th and the winner will be revealed on July 31st during our Virtual Harry Potter Celebration! The winner will receive a gift bag of Harry Potter related items including:
Harry Potter related books
3D Printed bookmark
Chocolate Frogs (allergy alert)
Chocolate Frog Card
To submit your art pieces, please click here. Thank you in advance to all who submit!
During the week of Harry Potter’s Birthday (July 27th to July 31st), we will be doing the following Virtual events:
Wednesday the 29th- Harry Potter medium to advanced Wizard trivia- 2pm. Registration required on our calendar at mtpl.org. Please click here to register. 15 spaces are available. Trivia will take place on ZOOM. Ages 14 and up can participate.
Friday the 31st- Harry Potter birthday celebration, singing & cake. Prize winner for Drawing Contest will also be revealed. 1:30p.m. Registration required. Please click here to register.
Harry Potter Trivia/O.W.L. Quizzes
Cannot attend our live trivia contests? Well, that’s okay! We have put together trivia contests for you to complete at home at your leisure. Enjoy! Keep checking back as more quizzes will be added closer to July 27th.
Harry Potter Crafts & Recipes
Don’t have the materials to do Harry Potter crafts? We can help you with that! To request a Harry Potter craft bag, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Harry Potter Craft Bag Request.” Please note: only 20 craft bags are available, so it’s first come, first served. Please include the following in the e-mail:
- First and Last Name
- Age (11 and up are eligible to receive craft bags)
- Phone Number
- Card #
See you at the party!!