Grab your wand! No matter which house you were sorted into Harry Potter fans know the story of the Half-Blood Prince. Jan. 9 marks Severus Snape’s birthday and now you can celebrate by reading the entire Harry Potter series for free through the public library with the e-reading app, Libby by OverDrive.


Libby allows readers to borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library for free. Access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet.

All that’s needed to read all seven wizarding world books is a public library card. If readers don’t have one, they can sign up for the Instant Digital Card with a phone number in less than 30 seconds.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of Libby