My Most Memorable Book Harvest Experience

by Brayton Maxson, Summer 2014 and 2015 intern As a summer intern here at Book Harvest I have had many great and heartwarming experiences but there is one that will stick with me for a very long time. We were out at an apartment complex setting up a book distribution for elementary school kids when… Read more »

Books in Summer: Rocket Ships, Life Rafts, and Superfood

by Ginger Young, Executive Director, Book Harvest Originally printed in the Durham Herald-Sun , May 18, 2015   “That’s IT! The book I’ve always wanted!” James practically dove across the table to snatch a copy of the graphic novel Bone, peeking out from a sea of books in his school’s library. He hugged it for a split… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Books in summer: rocket ships, life rafts, and superfood

“That’s IT! The book I’ve always wanted!” James practically dove across the table to snatch a copy of the graphic novel “Bone,” peeking out from a sea of books in his school’s library. He hugged it for a split second, then tucked it victoriously into his string backpack. It and nine other books that James… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Filling the book gaps until there are no more

Memories of these, my beloved childhood feline companions, came rushing back at me last month, as I stood sorting donated books in the Book Harvest office in Durham, preparing them to be rehomed with local kids in need.  I had just come across a battered copy of “Millions of Cats,” a picture book by Wanda… Read more »

Books on Break: High Fives!

by Sierra Wingate-Bey, Fletcher Fellow, A.J. Fletcher Foundation ​Volunteering as a personal shopper for Books on Break has been the highlight of my year, and that’s not an exaggeration.  There’s something really special about ​the bonds that we create with ​children’s books. They are the first stories we ​really ​come to know and love​ on our own​, and… Read more »

Dream Big!

by Meghan O’Donnell, MBA candidate, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School On January 19th (MLK Day), I joined countless volunteers to help Book Harvest put on its largest annual fundraiser Dream Big – and collect tens of thousands of books for children. It was a gorgeous winter day, made even more beautiful by the generosity of families,… Read more »