Marathon read features “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Librarian Stephanie Diaz has started a marathon read event at Lee. R. Glatfelter Library at Penn State York, and her book of choice is none other than Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Diaz chose the first book in the beloved series because “a major part of the story focuses on Harry beginning his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,” and she “hopes it will remind those familiar to the series how exciting it can be to go back to school.”

On September 25, a series of volunteers will read the entire book until completion, starting at noon with an estimated end time of around 7 p.m. Sign up to be a volunteer reader by registering here before Sept. 23. The event is free and open to the public for anyone that wants to go listen to the story.

Diaz wanted to start the annual marathon read in order to create a more traditional college feel on a commuter campus.

So many students seem to think that they cannot have a ‘traditional’ college experience at a commuter campus, but I believe they can.

Diaz hopes the tradition continues at Penn State York. Read the full article here on Penn State News.

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