In light of UK restrictions and school closures, Bloomsbury announces changes to Harry Potter Book Night 2021.
• Physical events along with key Bloomsbury digital activity to move to Thursday 24th June
• Bloomsbury to provide free digital activities for teachers and classes seeking Harry Potter
activity in February
• J.K. Rowling continues open licence for online school readings of Harry Potter books 1–7
• 2021 Harry Potter Book Night kit to remain available for any UK or international organisers
planning virtual events
Bloomsbury hopes that this move will allow events to take place as well as provide a specific point for celebration when schools, libraries and bookshops are open and likely to have more time to organise. Registration for the kit will be extended through to the summer and it is hoped that the majority of events can be moved to this date. The 2021 kit will remain available for any UK or international organisers who have already planned virtual
events for the February date. For more information on the kit and registration go to
For teachers, parents, libraries or booksellers who are still keen to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 4th February, a wide range of activities will be made available online. These downloadable assets will include lesson plans, quizzes and other exciting things for children to do
whilst learning at home. These can be viewed at this link.
J.K. Rowling and her agents The Blair Partnership relaxing the usual copyright permissions required. A full set of Guidelines for Teachers (for Harry Potter books 1-7) are downloadable here.
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