Schools—and School Libraries—May Read Harry Potter Online, With J.K. Rowling’s Blessing 

Temporary permission allowing educators to record themselves reading Harry Potter aloud extends to school librarians, confirms a representative of author J.K. Rowling. As for public libraries, stay tuned for a coming announcement. 

Good news for Harry Potter fans. Author J.K. Rowling has granted educators permission to record themselves reading the Harry Potter stories aloud.

“The open license does apply to school librarians, as they are classified as teachers,” Rebecca Salt, a spokesperson for J.K. Rowling, told SLJ. While the allowance does not include public libraries, expect an update on that soon, she said.

 “Delighted to help teachers reach kids at home,” expressed Rowling in a tweet.

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Steve Potash

I am proud to report that every school and library working with an OverDrive digital collection now has "always available" access to eBook and audiobook for Book 1 in 20 languges at NO COST for the month of April. For more info see:
https://company.overdrive.com/2020/04/01/enjoy-harrypotterathome-with-unlimited-access-to-the-ebook-and-audiobook/

Posted : Apr 01, 2020 07:13

Kathy Ishizuka

Thanks, Steve - We reported that here: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=for-wizards-in-confinement-harry-potter-at-home-offers-activities-free-ebook-audiobook-covid-19-coronavirus&utm_source=editorial&utm_medium=SLJTW&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=articles

Posted : Apr 01, 2020 07:41


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