The big publishing event of the millennium was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Staff at lots of libraries worked overtime to have the books in patrons' hand on the day of publication. And the following Wednesday, we held a big Potter party, attended by 231 children, teens and parents. Staff & volunteers worked long hours to make it go, but hundreds of kids had a great time, playing games, doing crafts and competing for best costume. Some people even discussed the books!
Staff and volunteers were there to bravely greet TV cameras at 5:30 AM on party day.