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Harry Potter Book Night

  • Social reporting
  • Events
  • DofE Volunteering
  • Books

What is it?

Harry Potter Night is a UK-wide celebration of all things Hogwarts. Get your school or library involved by planning a fantastical event or activity, either on your own or as part of a group.

Where will it happen?

Organise a Harry Potter Night celebration in your school or library - all you need is space to run activity

When is it?

Harry Potter Book Night takes place on Thursday 1st February 2018, but you could try this hack any time.


Visit for free downloadable activity sheets and event kits. Don't forget to share your hack on Twitter too. Tag @Readinghackers and use the #HarryPotterBookNight hashtag.

Activity log

On Thursday the 3rd of February, me and the Reading Hack team held an Harry Potter Book Night at Gateshead Central Library. To prepare for this event, we made 'wands' out of chopsticks and paper mache for the kids to paint as one of our workshops, we also had a 'potion class' which included making coloured slime which the kids really enjoyed, especially the part about getting their hands dirty with the slime. At the start of the event, we had a sorting ceremony and everyone was sorted in their houses; the house leader (one of the Reading Hack Volunteers), was in charge of making sure there were no issues with the workshops in place, and that everyone was enjoying themselves. We also had a treasure hunt; it consisted in the four houses compeating against each other in teams of two (two houses vs two houses), the aim was to find all the clues, each clue had a letter and the letters were a scrambled spell.
Overall the event ran smoothly and we all had a brilliant time.