15 Public Libraries Win Harry Potter Librarians' Contest

"We are thrilled to see librarians remain passionate and committed to spreading their love of Harry Potter," said Ellie Berger, President of Trade Publishing. "The entries were so creative in their plans to recreate Harry's world in their libraries. They thought of everything from beginning to end: transforming a hallway into platform nine and three-quarters, even traveling by Portkey!"

Librarians can use the resources available from the Harry Potter Reading Club website. For each of the seven Harry Potter novels, the Harry Potter Reading Club provides activities and comprehensive discussion guides with questions to help club members start an insightful conversation about the themes and events in the books and, in certain instances, how the books may relate to readers' own lives and the world today.

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Fifteen years after the first U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling's first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in September 1998, there are more than 150 million Harry Potter books in print in the United States alone and the series still hits bestseller lists regularly. The seven Harry Potter books are published in over 200 territories in 74 languages and have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.

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SOURCE Scholastic Inc.

15 Public Libraries Win Harry Potter Librarians' Contest