A great wizard once said, "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light, opens a new window". When times are tough, it's always nice to find the upside to the situation. Whether you're a Harry Potter fan old or young, or maybe know a Harry Potter fan in the making, you're in luck! There are plenty of Harry Potter delights available to you now to bring some magic into your home.
With your library card, you can magically unlock all the books in the Harry Potter series, opens a new window right now in eBook and eAudiobook form via Overdrive, opens a new window. In fact, the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is always available with no waits. You can also discover the series, opens a new window on Axis 360, opens a new window, with your choice of several different languages. Or perhaps you'd prefer to read the eBook, opens a new window and listen, opens a new window to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on Hoopla, opens a new window. Best of all, these titles will not count towards your monthly limit of Hoopla borrows!
Prefer to listen to the story a little at a time? Each week, a new narrator will read a chapter from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which you can listen and subscribe to via Spotify, opens a new window. The first chapter, opens a new window is even read by none other than Daniel Radcliffe, who played the titular Harry Potter himself! Video versions, opens a new window can be watched online as well, although you are required to create a free account with the Wizarding World to access.
Besides celebrity book readings, the Harry Potter at Home Hub is full of activities, opens a new window, including puzzles, games, and crafts. If you'd like to bring some fun to your next Zoom call, try one of these Harry Potter backgrounds, opens a new window. And even though you can't fly to London right now, you can still experience the magical wizarding world through the British Library's online exhibit, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, opens a new window.
Stay safe, all you wizards and muggles out there!