With the 5th Annual Yule Ball just around the corner, and "Harry Potter" repeatedly being one of the top search terms on our website, we thought we'd share some recommended reading from the wizarding world.
So, start out by taking the quiz* to find out your Hogwarts House, opens a new window (if you haven't already), and then check out the magical collection of titles our wonderful Teen Volunteers, Grace and Emma, have compiled just for you.
*Note: You will need to create an account to take the official Wizarding World Sorting Hat Quiz, found here, opens a new window. The link above will take you to a public replica.
As a member of Gryffindor House, you may be someone who is very brave at heart. Gryffindors are people who crave adventure. Here are some great Gryffindor picks, collected by Library Teen Volunteers.
Hufflepuffs are very bubbly and kind characters. They’re hardworking and always ready to lend a helping hand. Check out these Hufflepuff-approved reads, collected by Library Teen Volunteers.
As a Ravenclaw, you might be interested in books featuring characters who share your same sense of wit, intelligence, individuality, and dedication to learning. These reads, collected by Library Teen Volunteers, will deliver.
Slytherins are cunning and mysterious people. A true Slytherin will enjoy a good mystery and a spectacular character to root for. These Slytherin-esque stories have been collected by Library Teen Volunteers.
About the writers
Hi! my name is Grace and I’m in eleventh grade at Sacred Heart School of Halifax. Though our social action program at school I’ve been given the privilege to volunteer at Halifax Central library every Wednesday morning with my partner Emma. At the Library, we can be found behind the scenes helping to make new displays, and we always enjoy getting to play with the kids in Shake, Rattle, and Read. Some of my other hobbies are swimming, painting, baking, and traveling. Since my Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff, I am a loyal friend who loves to lend a helping hand. I am someone who is always willing to accept a challenge and I strive to always do my very best.
Hi there! My name is Emma and I’m in eleventh grade at Sacred Heart School of Halifax. I volunteer with my partner Grace every Wednesday morning at Halifax Central Library and we always have a blast! Our social action teacher, Mrs. McKay assigns every girl in our grade a different volunteer placement to help out in our community. Here at the Library, we put up different displays, play with kids, and sometimes get free food. My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff so I enjoy some free food every once and awhile. Being a Hufflepuff, I connect with others easily and am always ready to lend a helping hand. These are attributes that I try to bring to the table whenever volunteering and I can’t wait to see what other fun opportunities Grace and I will get to do next!