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Harry Potter's Birthday Proclamation

WHEREAS, in 1997 author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter, an orphaned boy who discovers he is a wizard with a destiny and is sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where over a seven book series he battles the forces of darkness to save the world from the evil wizard Voldemort, and;

WHEREAS, the Harry Potter series is an international bestseller and has inspired reluctant readers of all ages far and wide to explore the thousands of pages detailing Harry’s magical world, and;

WHEREAS, Harry Potter’s adventures teach us that loyalty to friends, courage in the face of danger, acceptance of those who are different and a determination to do what is right allows good people to prevail over the forces of darkness to make our world a better place, and;

WHEREAS, during the Palm Beach County Library System’s Summer Reading Program, children and teens are sharing their love for the Harry Potter series at the 17 locations and the bookmobile, with a variety of activities and events, along with copies to borrow of all the Harry Potter books, movies and related resources, and;

WHEREAS, according to the books, Harry Potter was born on July 31, 1980, and therefore celebrating his 39th birthday in 2019, which coincides with the birthday of author J.K. Rowling, who was born on July 31, 1965;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, assembled in regular session this 2nd day of July 2019, hereby celebrates: Harry Potter’s Birthday

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this proclamation is duly sealed and executed by the members of this Board. The foregoing Proclamation was sponsored by Commissioner Gregg Weiss, and upon unanimous consent of the Board, declared the Proclamation duly enacted.

(l-r) Assistant County Administrator Todd J Bonlarron, Librarian I Jessica Consuegra, Librarian II Caitlin Brisson, Librarian IV Lindsey McMullen, Library Associate III Michelle Corrales, Website Specialist Demilade Haastrup, Commissioner Mary Lou Berger, Librarian II Chris Jankow, Library Director Douglas Crane)