J.K. Rowling has released a new digital hub for the fans of Harry Potter called “Harry Potter at Home.” The hub is stuffed full of a mixture of magic-filled fun to help keep fans engaged while in self-quarantine. The site declares, “We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!”
The hub comes with the contributions from publishing houses Bloomsbury and Scholastic, it’s packed with magical craft videos, entertaining articles to read, quizzes, puzzles and a lot more. These are for both first-time readers and those who are already accustomed with the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Audible and library book supplier OverDrive Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone a.k.a. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be made available for free in April. “The audiobook can be streamed for free via the Audible Stories platform, whilst the eBook and audiobook can be borrowed in more than 20 different languages worldwide via the OverDrive library services.”
Rowling published the launch of the hub in a tweet, saying, “Parents, teachers, and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a touch of magic, so I’m happy to release http://harrypotterathome.com.”
Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020
A statement with the release: “The ‘Harry Potter at Home’ hub aims to help inspire you, your family, your friends, and especially children all around the world to read for pleasure and enjoy the stories, as well as bring some magic-infused joy and entertainment to all the family.”