Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20 years of Magic

HeroBanner_4583x1333_20thAnniversary_v4.jpg26 June 2017 is the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Pottermore is the global digital publisher of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. To mark the anniversary, they are inviting libraries to join in and celebrate the magic with exclusive activities.

For a two-week period (26 June to 9 July), library users will be able to instantly download Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published on 26 June 1997, starting 20 years of Harry Potter magic. Library users will be able to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter by re-reading the magic or discovering it for the first time.

Library users can partake in the celebrations by joining the conversations on social media using #HarryPotter20 or by joining Pottermore’s Wizarding World Book Club https://www.pottermore.com/news/wizarding-world-book-club-coming-soon-to-pottermore which is being launched in celebration of the 20th anniversary.

Do you remember when Harry received his Hogwarts letter, or his first trip to Diagon Alley? Perhaps the moment that resonates with you is when Harry steps onto Platform 9 ¾ and sees the Hogwarts Express for the first time… Whichever moment it might be, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone introduced readers to the magic of the wizarding world.

From an idea born on a train journey to its creation in cafes in Edinburgh, the book started a global phenomenon. It has sold millions of copies in 79 languages, inspired a major movie franchise, a theatre production, has captivated readers all over the world – and continues to do so.

To access the first Harry Potter book from June 26 to 9 July visit http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/e-books/

Children’s e-reading resource Ziptales

Children’s e-reading resource Ziptales

Are you are a parent with a child aged between 4 – 12 years? Do they enjoy reading? Or do they struggle?

ziptales-logoWe are very excited to let you know that we now have available for all library members, an exciting and fun way for your children to LOVE reading!

The resource is called Ziptales, and consists of 500+ interactive online stories and activities designed to help make reading fun.

All of their stories include voice overs which you can turn on or off, comprehension exercises, fun printable worksheets to follow up with the stories, animations, games and much more.

ziptales1It’s a wonderful way to help any child struggling to read, or a great way to help extend children who are already reading well.

Just visit www.ziptales.co.uk/library and click on Wokingham Borough Libraries.

Wokingham Borough Libraries E- Services

Wokingham Borough Libraries E- Services

 We offer the following services:

Wokingham Borough Libraries E-Services

Wokingham Borough Libraries E- Services

 We offer the following services: