Giving Dreams

By Tina CoyneSmith, Guest Blog Entry The second best gift I have ever received was a series of books—Trixie Belden mysteries to be exact.  My husband, a gift-giving genius, spent most of 2002 scouring second-hand bookstores and Ebay to collect for me the entire set of 39 books in the Golden Press paperback editions I… Read more »

A Life-Changing Gift

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager, Book Harvest When my oldest child was not yet three years old, he was whining in the backseat of the car, as toddlers are wont to do. I handed him a book, hoping it would distract him for the remainder of our errand. The exasperated response came from the backseat,… Read more »

Reaching Out

By Sara Skinner, Therapist, Carolina Outreach As a therapist who works primarily with Spanish-speaking families, I often struggle to find resources that are accessible for the families with whom I work. One of the primary recommendations I make to parents who want to form a closer bond to their children is to spend quality time… Read more »


By Catriona Moore, ESL Teacher, Forest View Elementary School “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” I love the no-nonsense simplicity of this quote by the late, great Maya Angelou. It is a perfect way to describe what happens through Book Harvest when people who have books give them and others who need books… Read more »