JK Rowling launches online Harry Potter At Home hub to help us through the COVID-19 lockdown

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Great news for Potter-heads. Photo credit: Getty.

If you're more bored during lockdown than Harry Potter was during his second year summer locked in Dudley's spare bedroom, we've got great news. 

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has launched an online hub for kids, families and fans to enjoy while being stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rowling announced the news on Twitter, writing: "Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we're on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I'm delighted to launch harrypotterathome.com."

According to the site, the hub will include "special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. 

"We're casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!" 

If your fandom means you're a bit beyond the children's hub, Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania has created a Hogwarts Digital Escape Room, which you can either complete as an individual or team. 

And for the month of April, audio publisher-distributor Audible and library e-book supplier OverDrive will be offering free audio and digital editions of the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

It's like we all took a sip of Felix Felicis to get us through this time, right Potter fans?

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