Scholastic is offering 15 public libraries a “Harry Potter Celebration” party package to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
To enter, librarians must describe in up to 500 words the celebration they would throw to welcome a new generation of readers to the world of Harry Potter.
The 15 winning libraries will be announced on July 31, which is, of course, Harry Potter’s birthday and the day he found out he was a wizard. All celebrations will be held on Aug. 27. That’s the day new U.S. trade paperback editions of all seven Harry Potter books, with new covers, will hit shelves.
Winning libraries will receive:
• 100 copies of the new trade paperback edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to give away at the celebration.
• One new paperback boxed set of all seven Harry Potter books signed by cover illustrator Kazu Kibuishi for the library.
• A $100 gift card toward the Harry Potter celebration.
• A Harry Potter event kit with sticker sheets, name tags, bookmarks, activities, and more.
Deadline to enter is July 17 at http://dialedin.com/scholastic10/HPlib.