“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling announced a new service that will bring Harry Potter into your home.
What’s going on:
- J.K. Rowling announced the new “Harry Potter at Home” service that offers a bunch of educational tools using the “Harry Potter” franchise.
- Rowling partnered with Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic to create the service.
- Rowling announced the service on Twitter.
- She wrote: “Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch harrypotterathome.com.”
Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020
- Rowling released the service during the coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions of Americans at home. Parents have been forced to teach their children as schools have closed, too.
- The website reads: “Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied — including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!”
What else is out there?
- According to Entertainment Weekly, Rowling confirmed that the “Harry Potter” audiobook will be available for free on Audible’s new platform, called Stories. OverDrive will also make it available, too.