The U.S. Quidditch team will be in Coronado to teach the game invented by JK Rowling in the Harry Potter books and will hold a contest at the Coronado library on July 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Local muggles and wizards can turn fantasy into reality in the mixed gender sport, which will test their strength and endurance as they dodge bludgers, score with the quaffle, and catch the snitch. Attendees at the library will be able to learn the game from players in San Diego for Comic-Con, be sorted into a house team, and go for the goal by winning the final match for the house cup. The U.S. Quidditch team will provide all the equipment.

Elementary, middle, and high school students are welcome to attend. Participants are advised to wear closed toed shoes and bring bottled water. A waiver, available at the library, and signed by a parent or guardian is also necessary.

The Harry Potter books have had a transformative impact on young readers for 20 years. Their author has acknowledged the impact of libraries and childhood reading in her own life.

“Harry Potter is proof positive that even with screens everywhere, all that you need to do to get a kid reading is to find them the right book – something libraries are all about,” said Library Director, Shaun Briley.

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