Saturday, July 31, is filled with exciting programs for both Harry Potter Day and Family Book Reads at the Foley Public Library.

July 31 is Harry Potter’s birthday (as well as J. K. Rowling’s birthday) and the library will celebrate all things Harry Potter from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. with photo opportunities as well as free coloring/puzzles pages, bookmarks and stickers. The first ten to show up in costume/cosplay will win a small prize bag. A permission form must be signed for all photos taken so they can be posted on our library’s Facebook page and/or our website.

Join us in the library’s upstairs meeting room on July 31 at 10 a.m. for our first Family Book Reads. This is a new monthly program and will feature the book, Litter, Litter, Please Come Here, written by Ryan Caver & Jacqueline Bordeaux, art by Cathy Morrison. Caver and his son Oliver will present their book as well as discussing their organization, Clean Horizons, whose mission is to clean up beaches and pick up three million tons of trash. For more info on this organization, please go to

A light snack will be served at the Family Book Reads and seating is limited so you must call 251-943-7665 to reserve a spot for you and your family. This program will continue on the last Saturday of each month with books being read by the author or a character from the book. Be sure to check out upcoming reads at the library website,