E-mail notices were sent out and calls were made for residents of Davis County who had the book on reserve. The Davis County libraries had 253 books, 25 books on CD, and 35 books on tape, according to Pete Giacoma Director of the Davis County Library system.
"All of the books went out, we did not have any left over," said Giacoma. "Every one of them were reserved."
Barnes and Noble in Bountiful hosted a Harry Potter party that lasted from 10 p.m. Friday night to 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
"At any given time there were 2,000 people in our store and lining out the door into our parking lot," said Bountiful's Barnes and Noble manager Bart Thomassen. "We had a magician, a professional story teller, a palm reader, wand making, face painting, and stick-on Harry Potter tattoos."
"We held contests for Jelly Bellys and 500-word essays of a revised ending to a Harry Potter book, but the most entries we got came from our Harry Potter Art contest."
Winning top honors for her artwork was 22-year-old Caroline Bellamy of Center-ville.
"My mom told me to sign up two weeks ago, and I drew as many of the Harry Potter characters that I could in the 10 days that I had before the contest," said Bellamy.
Prizes for the winners ranged from a bag of Harry Potter paraphernalia to signed Harry Potter posters to author J.K. Rowling's reading of the Half Blood Prince on CD.