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 Mayor Alistair Sowman as Professor Dumbledore. Mayor Alistair Sowman as Professor Dumbledore. CREDIT: Marlborough District Council

A Wizard Afternoon At The Library

Friday 18 May 2012, 1:54PM
By Marlborough District Council
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Throngs of children found their favourite storybook characters at the Marlborough District Library in its Great Book Character Hunt last weekend with Professor Dumbledore (Mayor Alistair Sowman) a crowd favourite.

He was joined by a cast of other characters including the Wicked Witch of the West, Tin Tin, Captain Haddock, Skullduggery; Mrs Wishy Washy and some of the Rainbow Fairies. The crowd of about 150 children and their families had fun spotting the characters inside the library before they joined in with the sausage sizzle afterwards, outside on the library lawn.

The library’s book character hunt is held every two years to promote the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.