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Nicole Keating, 13, of New Lenox, designs her wand July 31 during Happy Birthday, Harry – a party celebrating Harry Potter character’s birthday at the New Lenox Public Library. Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media
Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter
2:06 pm CDT August 6, 2018

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise gathered at the New Lenox Public Library to celebrate the 38th birthday of the fictional protagonist of the series. 

The first Harry Potter book in the series was published June 26, 1997, but the first storyline took place in 1992 when Potter’s character was 12 years old.