February 27, 2012 By
Digital versions of the Harry Potter series will be available for the first time in libraries, thanks to an agreement between digital distributor OverDrive andPottermore, the online base for Harry Potter created by J.K. Rowling.
Needless to say, librarians are thrilled. “I’m very excited,” says Elizabeth Burns, youth services librarian for the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center and SLJ blogger. “Harry Potter fans of all ages have always turned to the library, for print books, audiobooks, creative programming and finding a community of fellow fans. Now they can also do this with the digital versions of the books.”