Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Harry Potter Fans Alert! May 24th Deadline

Newark Public Library Is Only One In NJ To Host Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus Tour

Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company has announced the schedule for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus Tour whose only stop in New Jersey will be at The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Saturday, June 9 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The Knight Bus, based on the unique triple-decker bus described in the Harry Potter books, will depart from New York City on June 1 and over a seven week period travel to 37 libraries across the country. It will wind up back at Scholastic headquarters to kick off the seventh and final book in the series at 12:01 a.m. on July 21.

At The Newark Library, as at each location where the vehicle stops, a select number of fans will have the chance to board the Knight Bus to make a video sharing their thoughts and feelings about why they love the Harry Potter books. Select video clips from each location will be uploaded for viewing on Each person will receive a unique user name and password so that they can view their video online.

The lucky fans will be randomly selected from entry forms that are available at all library locations (main and branches) and on the Web site, Completed forms may be dropped off at any Newark Public Library location or mail to: Michelle Cappetta, Harry Potter Knight Bus, Newark Public Library, PO Box 630, Newark, NJ 07101. Entries must be received by Thursday, May 24, 2007.

Winners will be notified by telephone by May 30, 2007. Official Knight Bus wrist bracelets will be distributed to the lucky fans. Only those with a bracelet may enter the Knight Bus. Any age may participate, but those under the age of 18 must have a signed parent/guardian permission form on June 9, 2007.

1 comment:

  1. Great blog and information. Harry Potter is on my summer reading list. I'm not so interested in wizards (anymore), but I've been doing a lot of reading on fanfiction, and Harry Potter comes up a lot. It's a fascinating phenomenon , well captured in this article, "Why Heather Can Write" by Henry Jenkins.

    Though the chapter with the same title in the book Convergence Culture is longer with more related information.

    It's a interesting read for any Potter fan or parent of one.

    Anyway, thanks for the blog and info.