This new site is a "banishing charm on boredom."

By Andrea Romano
Updated May 29, 2020
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Bring a little magic right into your home.

As more people are opting to self-quarantine or are under strict shelter-in-place or lockdown orders to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), they’re looking to find ways to cope with the isolation, stay entertained, or keep their kids engaged.

Sometimes sitting down with a good book can make all the difference, especially if it transports you into a world of witches and wizards.

Wizarding World, the official hub of Harry Potter fans in partnership with Warner Bros. and Pottermore, now has a truly magical way for both adults and kids to stay entertained when they’re stuck at home.

Harry Potter At Home, a project by Wizarding World as well as Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Pottermore Publishing, Audible, and OverDrive, allows teachers to get an open license to read all seven of J.K. Rowling’s books for virtual reading sessions as well as special content to engage with the series online.

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Not only can teachers get involved so they can engage with their students, anyone with an Audible account can download the audiobook version of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" for free in six different languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese), according to the Wizarding World website. You can also borrow "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" as an ebook or audiobook for free from OverDrive on the Libby app, and the Sora app. These offers will last until the end of April.

In addition, kids and adults can get special activity kits from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, as well as following along with Potter-themed craft videos, taking quizzes, solving puzzles, reading fun articles, and more.

More information can be found on the Harry Potter at Home hub on Wizarding World, or by following Wizarding World on  Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Registration with the website is required