Wizards & Wands Festival

Wizards & Wands Festival

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2021! Stay tuned for information about 2022.

Experience the Magic of Your Library

Enjoy a walk-through experience of activities at this (re-imagined) annual event celebrating fantasy fandoms. And be sure to visit Hilda the Dragon on the roof!

Complete Your Missions

October 1-24, 2021

Embark on fantasy-themed missions to earn points - then use those points to claim tickets for chances at prize drawings. The more missions you complete, the more chances you have to win! For all ages.

Prizes include 7 baskets full of goodies.

  • Choose your missions:
  • Attend a Library Event
  • Design a Potion (Teen Room)
  • Goonies Treasure Hunt (Second Floor)
  • Identify Magical Creatures (Children's Area)
  • Magical Creature Scavenger Hunt (Children's Area)
  • Magical I Spy (Display case near Teen Room)
  • Magical Trivia (Digital display in Atrium)
  • Read a Magical Book
  • Spot the Gold Challenge (Entrance to Westerville History Museum)
  • Watch a Magical Movie
  • Write a Knight Oath (Innovation Lab)

Magical Wonderland: Walk-Through Experience

October 11-24, 2021

Your library will transformed into a magical wonderland with fantasy-themed décor throughout the building.

Wander through an enchanted forest, discover a dragon hatchery, explore a medieval village, and hunt for "easter eggs" for your favorite fandoms.

  • Enchanted Forest (Children’s Area)
  • Dragon Hatchery (Homework Help Center)
  • Sanderson’s Apothecary (Teen Room)
  • The Armory (Media Department)
  • Banquet Hall (Second Floor)
  • Medieval Village (Mallway)
Easter eggs include: Disney, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, How to Train Your Dragon, Little Shop of Horrors, Star Wars, and more.

About the Event

Libraries are places that inspire magic, filled with stories that can take you to extraordinary worlds. Since 2018, the Wizards & Wands Festival has embraced that sense of wonder by bringing books to life and creating an unforgettable experience for the Westerville area community. This signature event attracts thousands of visitors of all ages from across Central Ohio, those who already love the library and those who have never been inside the library before.

This year’s re-imagined event will expand access for all by incorporating a wide variety of fantasy fandoms, inviting community members of all ages and passions to champion the power of stories.

About the Dragon

This 30-foot, smoke-breathing dragon will be perched on the library’s roof from October 1-31, keeping a watchful eye on State Street. Drawn to the magic of the library, she roars and lights up every 30 minutes from 5-9pm. (When she’s not winded from her travels, she may even smoke!)

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Whether you're a new parent, a student, a young professional, a teacher, a homeschooler or a senior citizen, there's something here for you. And it's all free.
Whether you're a new parent, a student, a young professional, a teacher, a homeschooler or a senior citizen, there's something here for you. And it's all free
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