Overdrive, in connection with Pottermore Publishing, announced on April 1 that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling in both ebook and audio formats, will be made available on Overdrive for simultaneous and immediate access for all patrons.
According to the press release, “This update is part of the #HarryPotterAtHome program running April 1-30 to bring magic to our readers of all ages during these uncertain times.”
Here are the reactions of some of our staff members:
“Harry Potter was the only book, and book series, that I didn’t skim through. For those who have read the whole series, I am hoping that all of my lost socks went to Dobbys colleagues.”
– Stacey F., Reference Librarian
“When the first Harry Potter book came out, my son was in sixth grade and required to do book reports. I’d never been able to get his to read a fiction book; so I offered a compromise, we would do the book together. Since then I became an avid Harry Potter follower; and he found his genre. He hasn’t stopped reading since then.”
-Rosanne, Head of Circulation
“I started reading Harry Potter around the time that the fourth book came out. I remember sitting on the subway and seeing at least five other people in the same car reading it too! I truly felt like a part of something special.”
-Jessikah, Head of Community Engagement
“Reading the Harry Potter books with my children opened up a whole new world for us to explore together!”
-Rosalia, Acquisitions Clerk
“I read the first three books just before the fourth came out, I was fully caught up and had the fever by then!”
-Sonia, Reference Librarian
Readers can also visit harrypotterathome.com for additional information and activities to do at home – unlock the magic!
-posted by Sonia, Reference Services