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: Books on Break promotes reading during the summer

“Earlier this month, James and 447 other students at Y. E. Smith Elementary School in East Durham participated in Books on Break, a program of the Durham based nonprofit Book Harvest which responds to the threat of summer learning loss with books— lots and lots of them.” by Ginger Young Read the full article: Books on Break Promotes Reading During the Summer May 17 2015  

*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 »