East Meadow Library celebrates Harry Potter


The staff at the East Meadow Public Library paid a special tribute to author J.K. Rowling’s famous character Harry Potter by throwing a birthday party in his honor on July 31.

The Boy Who Lived was honored on his fictional birthday as East Meadow and Salisbury dressed up with robes from their favorite houses while librarians showcased their potion, broom and wand making skills. Participants made their own wands and completed a special 3D puzzle, decorated wizard hat cookies and played games.

The Long Island Aquarium displayed “mystical creatures” while explaining details on each critter to curious children. Educators from the Cradle of Aviation Museum taught two astronomy classes, and Paul Levine, known around East Meadow as the “Plant Man,” taught a special herbology course.