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Magic at the McKay: Bringing Hogwarts to BYU-Idaho

Starting Sept. 30, the David O. McKay Library will be hosting various magical events throughout the month of October celebrating Magic at the McKay.

“All the events are magic and Harry Potterthemed,” said Rebecca Dorny, Mac Lab manager in the library.

To celebrate Halloween and all of its quirks and thrills, the McKay Library will be transformed into a full Hogwarts experience. Dorny and Veronica Adair, managers of the Mac Lab, gave some insight into the activities and experiences that will be offered to all BYU-Idaho students.

Some events include printing your Hogwarts supply list on the Iron Acorn Press, sorting into your Hogwarts houses at the New Witch & Wizard Orientation and 3D printing your own magic wand.

Sam Nielson has been working the press and many other resources at the library for 24 years. He mentioned his anticipation of the upcoming festivities and learning experiences.

The first Magic at the McKay event was held in October 2018. This occasion was held in one week, creating an environment that many wanted to experience. Now with a completely new crop of students, and COVID-19 no longer an irritant, the library has again decided to sort their students and let the magic unfold.

The goal of this event is to make students more excited and aware of the resources, the restricted sections and the creatures that lurk around campus. Students can show up for one event or for all of them. Each day is a new magical adventure.

“It’s kind of also a last shebang before, hopefully, the building gets remodeled,” Dorny said.

With new adventures around every corner, join the library staff, BYU-I students and hippogriffs in this brilliant experience.

Signup for events, see dates and get more information at the McKay Library website. The student employees at the library are also happy to assist with questions.

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