37 Lucky Libraries Across the Country To Host the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus Tour


Apr 11, 2007, 01:00 ET from Scholastic Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scholastic, the global
 children's publishing, education and media company, announced today the 37
 library tour schedule for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight
 Bus Tour. The Knight Bus, based on the unique triple-decker bus described
 in the Harry Potter books, will launch on June 1, 2007 from New York City
 and will travel to 37 libraries across the country over a seven-week period
 ending back in New York at Scholastic headquarters to kick off the release
 of the seventh and final book in the series at 12:01a.m. on July 21, 2007.
     In each location where the bus stops, fans will be invited to board the
 Knight Bus and share on video their thoughts and feelings about the Harry
 Potter books. Select video clips from each location will be uploaded for
 viewing and sharing on www.scholastic.com/harrypotter. Additionally, each
 person will receive a unique username and password so that they can view
 their own video online.
     "We know that one of the most incredible things about Harry Potter is
 the amazing discussion that it ignites among fans of all ages," said Lisa
 Holton, President of Scholastic Trade and Book Fairs, Scholastic. "The
 Knight Bus tour is the perfect way to let fans from across the country
 share their Harry Potter experience as they await the conclusion of this
 remarkable series."
     The schedule of libraries was planned to reach the largest possible
 number of fans all across the country during the weeks from June 1 through
 the release of the book. The complete Knight Bus current tour schedule is
 as follows (subject to change):
     Friday 6/1        Book Expo America
                       New York City (open to conference attendees only)
     Monday 6/4
     10 am-1 pm        Providence Public Library
                       South Providence Branch
     3-6 pm            Providence Public Library
                       Mount Pleasant Branch
     Tuesday 6/5
     9:30 am-12:30 pm  Boston Public Library
                       Central Library
     2:30-5:30 pm      Boston Public Library
                       Codman Square Branch Library
     Thursday 6/7
     12 noon-3 pm      New York Public Library
                       Bronx Library Center
     Friday 6/8
     10 am-1 pm        Queens Borough Public Library
                       Hillcrest Library
     3-6 pm            Queens Borough Public Library
                       Elmhurst Library
     Saturday 6/9
     10am-1pm          Brooklyn Public Library
     3-6pm             Newark Public Library
     Wednesday 6/13
     10 am-1 pm        Free Library of Philadelphia
                       Main Branch
     3:30-6:30 pm      Free Library of Philadelphia
                       Lawncrest Branch Library
     Friday 6/15
     9 am-12 noon      Baltimore County Public Library
                       The Cockeysville Library
     2-5 pm            Enoch Pratt Free Library System, Baltimore
                       Southeast Anchor Library
     Saturday 6/16
     10 am-1 pm        Prince George's County Library System
                       New Carrollton Branch Library
     3-6 pm            Prince George's County Lib System
                       Oxon Hill Branch Library
     Tuesday 6/19
     9:30 am-12:30 pm  Washington DC Public Library
                       Petworth Branch Library
     3-6 pm            Montgomery County Lib System
                       Bethesda Public Library
     Wednesday 6/20
     10:30 am-1:30 pm  Fairfax County Public Library
                       Chantilly Regional Library
     3:30-6:30 pm      Arlington Public Library
                       Central Library
     Saturday 6/23
     10 am - 1 pm      Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio
                       Parma Snow Branch Library
     3-6 pm            Cleveland Public Library
                       Rockport Branch
     Tuesday 6/26
     11 am-2 pm        Chicago Public Library
                       Sulzer Regional Library
     4-7 pm            Chicago Public Library
                       Budlong Woods Branch Library
     Wednesday 6/27
     10 am - 1 pm      Chicago Public Library
                       Woodson Regional Library
     Thursday 6/28
     10 am - 1 pm      St. Louis Public Library
                       Main Branch
     3-6 pm            St. Louis County Public Library
                       Daniel Boone Branch Library
     Tuesday 7/3
     9-12 noon         Maricopa County Library District, Arizona
                       Northwest Regional Library
     2-5 pm            Phoenix Public Library
                       Chavez Branch Library
     Thursday 7/5
     10 am-1 pm        San Diego Public Library
                       Mission Valley Branch Library
                       Fenton Marketplace in Mission Valley
     Friday 7/6
     9 am-12 noon      County of LA Public Library
                       West Covina Library
     2-5 pm            County of LA Public Library
                       Clifton M. Brakensiek Library
     Saturday 7/7
     9 am-12 noon      Los Angeles Public Library
                       Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library
     2-5 pm            Los Angeles Public Library
                       Central Library
     Tuesday 7/10
     10 am-1 pm        San Jose Public Library
                       Cambrian Branch Library
     3-6 pm            San Jose Public Library
                       Berryessa Branch Library
     Wednesday 7/11
     11 am-2 pm        San Francisco Public Library
                       Main Branch
     4-7 pm            Oakland Public Library
                       Main Branch
     The fastest-selling book in history, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
 Prince, J.K. Rowling's sixth Harry Potter book was released on July 16,
 2007 with a first printing of 10.8 million. It sold 6.9 million copies in
 the first 24 hours. All six Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the
 Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and
 the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter
 and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 have been number one bestsellers in the United States, Britain, and around
 the world. The American editions of the Harry Potter books are published
 under Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine imprint.
     Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq:   SCHL) is the world's largest publisher
 and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology.
 Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and
 products for use in school and at home, including children's books,
 magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television
 programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products
 and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary
 school-based book clubs, school- based book fairs, and school-based and
 direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and
 television networks; and the Company's Internet site, www.scholastic.com.

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