The Westerville Public Library Wizards & Wands Festival celebrated the spellbinding magic of your library on Friday, October 26, 2018 and Friday, October 25, 2019.
I served as founder and chair of this now-annual large-scale event. The 2018 Wizards & Wands Festival was the first time Westerville Library had presented a program of this size. For over a year, I led a committee of 12 library staff members from all library departments to plan the 22 activities and building-wide immersive decorations occurring during the festival. This program involved a $18,000 budget and had an audience of over 2300 community members.
After the success of the 2018 program, the Wizards & Wands Festival is now an annual event at Westerville Public Library. I once again chaired the 2019 committee, leading to an evening to remember with over 3000 attendees and an event planning guide and committee structure to help this event continue in the future. After a break in 2020, we hope this event will return in 2021.
Catch a glimpse of the magic in 2019 here:
Hilda, our rooftop, smoke-breathing dragon joined us in 2019:
Pictures from the 2019 Wizards & Wands Festival:
Pictures from the 2018 Wizards & Wands Festival: