About Westmont Reads
Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter with us this winter during Westmont Reads!
We invite the entire Westmont community to join us in a shared reading experience as we visit the world of Hogwarts through J.K. Rowling’s, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Pick up a free copy of the book at one of our sorting events listed below, and then attend special Westmont Reads programs to earn points for your Hogwarts House!
Get Sorted into Your House & Get the Book
Have you ever wondered what Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into? We’ve got you covered! Stop in for a special sorting ceremony at one of the dates and times listed below or get sorted online by taking the quiz linked here, starting January 21. If you missed our in-person sorting events, don’t worry; you can still take the online sorting quiz through February 2, then pick up your official acceptance letter and results after February 9.
Monday, January 21
10 am – noon Tuesday, January 22
5 – 7 pm Wednesday, January 23
3:30 – 5 pm Thursday, January 24
5 – 7 pm Saturday, January 26
2 – 5 pm
The library will be giving away 40 free copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at each of our sorting events. Don’t worry, wizards, we will have an alternate giveaway when we run out of books. And please remember, the sorting hat has limited magic so it can only sort each wizard once. Due to limited supply, we will only provide one free copy of the book per family.
Test Your Knowledge of the Wizarding World
You’ve read the book; now test your wizarding prowess!
In the world of Harry Potter, the O.W.L. (Ordinary Wizarding Level) exams were difficult tests taken by fifth-year Hogwarts students. Thankfully, we’ve obtained a simplified version suitable for witches and wizards of any level! Take this shortened O.W.L. quiz, with questions based on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and earn a magical reward.
The O.W.L. will be administered at the Adult and Youth Services Desks throughout Wizarding Week (Saturday, February 16 through Saturday, February 23).
Youth and Teen Challenges
Enter the Bookmark Design Contest
Calling all pre-readers, grade schoolers, and teens: Summon your creativity and design a bookmark representing the theme, “Libraries are Magic!”
Pick up a design form starting January 7 and return your entry by January 25. One entry will be chosen from each age group to be printed, and bookmarks featuring the winning designs will be available during Westmont Reads.
Take the Seeker’s Challenge
There’s a Golden Snitch hiding in Youth Services, and we need your help finding it! Come in during Wizarding Week to discover the secret hiding place of the snitch and receive a prize.
This challenge is exclusively for youth and teen Hogwarts students.
Compete in the House Cup
Once you’ve been sorted, collect points for your house by participating in programs during Wizarding Week, February 16 – 23. Special prizes will be awarded to the winning house!