Materials Soon Available for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary!

Exciting news!  To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, OverDrive has announced that the eBook version of this title will be available for unlimited access through the ALS OverDrive digital collection between August 27 and September 10, 2018.  All library patrons and students will be able to borrow the title simultaneously and the standard loan period will apply.   To check out the ALS OverDrive collection, visit

Pottermore has created a flyer, poster, and two social media graphics to help promote this special event.  ALS will be printing three flyers for each member school library — these will be included in the Back-to-School packets that will be sent via mail to all schools the last week of August. We will also be  printing two posters and five flyers for each public library and will send via delivery shortly If you would like more flyers and posters, please use the Print Shop order form here or feel free to print your own if you so choose.

Thinking about combining this OverDrive promotion with a Harry Potter-themed event? Here are some ideas:

Program Model: Harry Potter Escape Room | Programming Librarian
Parties & Events Harry Potter Theme | Pinterest
DIY Program Ideas – Harry Potter Crafts and Games | ACL
Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine | Cedar Falls Public Library
Celebrate Harry Potter Week at the Public Library | The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
A Hogwarts Reading List – Gryffindor | ALSC Blog
A Hogwarts Reading List – Slytherin | ALSC Blog
A Hogwarts Reading List – Ravenclaw | ALSC Blog

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