Wizarding World Is Flabbergasted!
The Harry Potter All-School Book Fair brought together students and parents from all three divisions to enjoy books and benefit Penn Charter libraries. The experience left all concerned feeling quite chuffed (Harry Potter term meaning "pleased, happy").
"The volunteers were a huge help," said Linda O'Malley, head librarian for the Lower School's Trask Library. "We raised more than last year and more students from other divisions bought books."
Previously, the fair was mostly for Lower School readers, but it has expanded in recent years to include titles for adults and for students of all ages and interests.
The fair raised $4,114.46. Although the money has not been spent yet, O'Malley said the the libraries used last year's profits to purchase new databases, ebooks and bookshelves.
Characters from Harry Potter – costumed library faculty and Director of Lower School David Kern – greeted students on the first morning and made appearances in the Old Gym throughout the day.