You Can Stream ‘Harry Potter’ Right Now Absolutely Free

You Can Stream ‘Harry Potter’ Right Now Absolutely Free

If you’re a fellow bookworm (which, duh, you are on Bookstr,) you probably already know that Audible has made a ton of children’s books free to stream for the duration of the pandemic. This is super helpful for the parents stuck at home with kids out of school, hungry to stay educated and entertained! image via audible Luckily for us, among the free titles are plenty of great YA novels for all ages, including Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by the incredible J.K. Rowling! Narrated by Stephen Fry and packed with delightful theme music by James Hannigan, this is truly a magical listening experience. …

The Oldest Public Library in the UK Looks Like Whaaa???

The Oldest Public Library in the UK Looks Like Whaaa???

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If you’re ever planning a trip to the UK, you’ll definitely want to make plans to visit Chetham’s Library in Manchester. Established all the way back in 1653, Chetham’s is the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. In his will, Humphrey Chetham—who, let’s be honest, has one of the most English names ever—made provisions for the creation of Chetham’s Hospital, which contains both the library and a school of music.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B2HoBHPgtwd/   Image via vipauk.org In his will, Chetham stipulated the Library should be “for the use of schollars and others well affected,” and he instructed …

Library of Congress Releases 100 Free Books Online

Library of Congress Releases 100 Free Books Online

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Children’s Book Week might have ended, but on May 5th, to mark of the end of its 100th anniversary, the Library of Congress released 100 British and American titles. Thankfully, all of these books are still available for free.   Image Via Good News Network The history of Children’s Book Week starts back in 1919, now a hundred years ago, as a means of celebrating childhood literacy. However, Good New Network makes note of how difficult this was. Simply put, why print colored illustrations when printing in black and white is far cheaper?   Image Via Library of Congress However several literary advocates stepped …