In the wake of the recent pandemic, parents everywhere have been looking for the ultimate escape for their kids stuck at home and thanks to J.K. Rowling–they’re now able to set their sights on the wizarding world of Harry Potter–for free!
The all-new Harry Potter At Home hub via WizardingWorld.com, in partnership with companies such as Bloomsbury and Scholastic, will offer visitors access to craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler), quizzes, puzzles, articles and more–all aiming to bring J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World into the homes of families and fans during this lockdown.
According to the WizardingWorld.com website, this is all part of the hub’s mission of “casting a Banishing Charm on boredom.”
As we shared previously, J.K. Rowling recently announced an open license for teachers to read the seven Harry Potter books aloud to their pupils in read-a-long-sessions on video–meaning teachers could record themselves reading Harry’s Hogwarts adventures and share these online with their students. To make this opportunity even more accessible for users, thanks to Harry Potter at Home’s partnership with Audible, members of the sight will be able to listen to the first Harry Potter book completely free.
For Harry Potter fans who prefer to read the book themselves and not listen in audio form, Pottermore Publishing will be teaming up with digital library supplier Overdrive to gift the first book in its digital form. Those who are part of OverDrive libraries will be able to borrow “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” as an eBook in over 20 languages. This offering will last until the end of April.
For weekly Harry Potter At Home updates and so much more, Wizarding World has announced they’re also launching a newsletter where patrons can receive all their latest news, activities and more, straight to their inbox “in one nice package.” To opt-in, click the checkbox when asked during registration.
You can visit the Harry Potter At Home hub here – and keep on visiting the page whenever you like. According to Wizarding World, similar to Hogwarts and its staircases, this page will be changing all the time!