15 Public Libraries Will Win A Harry Potter Celebration To Commemorate 15 Years Of Harry Potter

  15 Public Libraries Will Win A Harry Potter Celebration To Commemorate 15
                            Years Of Harry Potter

- Calling All Librarians: How Would You Throw a Party to Celebrate the 15th
Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone? Share your Plans with
Scholastic for a Chance to Win a Fabulous Party Pack -

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In celebration of the 15th Anniversary
of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Scholastic
is inviting public libraries all across the country to enter to win a fabulous
Harry Potter party pack for young readers in their communities.To enter,
librarians should describe in 500 words or less the ultimate Harry Potter
celebration they would throw to welcome a new generation of readers to the
world of Harry Potter.Fifteen winning public libraries will be announced on
Harry Potter's birthday, July 31^st, 2013.Celebrations will be held on August
27, 2013 – the date when new U.S. trade paperback editions of all seven Harry
Potter books, with spectacular new covers illustrated by #1 New York Times
bestselling author/artist Kazu Kibuishi, will arrive in communities

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The fifteen winning public libraries will receive:

  o100 copies of the new trade paperback edition of Harry Potter and the
    Sorcerer's Stone, with the new cover illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi, to give
    away at the celebration.
  oOne new paperback boxed set of all seven Harry Potter books signed by
    Kibuishi for the library.
  oA $100 gift card towards the Harry Potter celebration.
  oA Harry Potter event kit with sticker sheets, name tags, bookmarks,
    activities, and more.

"Throughout the past fifteen years, librarians have introduced millions of
children to Harry Potter, and helped young readers discover the joy of
reading," said Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade Publishing. "Today
we celebrate librarians, the magic of Harry Potter and all the future readers
who are getting ready to start their journey to Hogwarts."

Librarians can enter here. Deadline to enter is July 17, 2013. (NO PURCHASE
NECESSARY). Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District
of Columbia who are public librarians and ages 18 and over entering on behalf
of their public library. Entrants must have permission from their public
library to enter this contest. Only one entry per public library. Void where
prohibited. Complete rules can be found here. To learn more about Harry Potter
and to view or download the new cover art by Kazu Kibuishi, visit

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.

Website: http://www.scholastic.com
Contact: Kyle Good, kgood@scholastic.com, 212.343.4563, or Sara Sinek,
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