Thursday, April 2, 2015

Accio Book 2015: The Tri-Library Tournament!

It's that time of year again where The Harry Potter Alliance hosts Accio Books! This is a great way to clear out your shelves of unwanted, gently used books. The Accio Books! The Tri-Library Tournament includes three locations where you can send your books to. You can send books to a location in the United States, the Netherlands and to England. These books will then be distributed to children and families in need of books. The goal is to raise at least 600,000 books this year! Beyond the book drive, Accio Books! plans to "engage in advocacy for public libraries by participating in the American Library Association’s National Library Legislative Day (May 4-5) and Celebrate Teen Literature Day (April 16)."

If you want to participate, please check out this site. Accio Books! will be running April 2 - June 2, 2015. Once you plan to send out your books, complete this submission form. Remember, media mail is the most efficient way to send out books. Just make sure you pack the books well. House Ravenclaw won the Accio Books! House Cup last year for donating the most books. Which house will win this year?

"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better."

-JK Rowling

Here are the donation locations:

Operation Breakthrough 
3039 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109

Borderline Books 
Sjaak van Rijn
Orangery 2
2316 ZK Leiden

Borderline Books 
1 West View
Gateshead NE9 7UY

If you are apart of a HPA chapter, please contact your chapter for information about donating books.

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