Medaille College students and fans of author J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are leading a campaign to collect children’s books to help increase child literacy. Books will be collected at upcoming screenings of all eight Harry Potter films. The collection drive is focused on providing books for the College’s Graduate School of Education literacy program, as well as schools in the Buffalo Public Schools system.

Organizers say the Medaille effort is all about making a difference in the community, while also enjoying the big-screen adaptations of the beloved Potter stories. Screenings of the films are free, but open only to Medaille students, faculty, staff, and their families and friends. All attendees are asked to bring a children’s book to donate.

The films are scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Main Lecture Hall on the Buffalo campus. The schedule is:

  • October 5: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • October 19: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • October 26: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • November 2: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • November 9: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • November 16: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • November 23: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • November 30: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Niagara Chocolates candy bars will be on sale at each screening. For more information, contact Susan Bradbury at

IMAGE CREDIT: Kazu Kibuishi cover of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, courtesy of Scholastic.

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