You Do Not Have to Wait to Make a Difference

  By Neil Sullivan, summer advancement intern Working at Book Harvest this summer has given me a wealth of experiences and lessons to carry into my final year at college. Some of the most important lessons I have taken away from my time with Book Harvest have been not formally taught, but rather have taken… Read more »

Book Babies: School Readiness Begins at Birth

By Ginger Young, founder and executive director This article originally ran in the Durham Herald-Sun on Sunday, July 19. Baby Z is a vivacious 18-month-old. She recently moved with her mom and 10-year-old sister from a shelter to a neighborhood in which nearly half of all families live in poverty. In 2014, only 16 percent of the… Read more »

A New Home for Books

By Maria Siegel, founder and owner of Bring Home Order, a residential professional organizing company working with individuals and families in the Triangle This post is excerpted from Maria’s blog. The original post is available here . In the last two weeks I’ve been working with several clients who are updating and bringing order to playrooms, kids’ bedrooms… Read more »

Adventures at Bedtime

By Allegra Berry, Book Harvest summer operations intern Anyone who works with small kids may be able to relate to my struggle of finding ways to help my charges reign in their energy. As a babysitter, I find that bedtime can be the make or break point of a child’s entire day. Knowing how much… Read more »

Seven Books and Counting

By Leanora Minai, Director, Communications and Editor, Working@Duke and Duke Today, Office of Communications, Duke University (This Editor’s Note appeared in Working@Duke , the publication for Duke University employees.) This year, I set a personal goal to read more books. As of this writing, I’m on my seventh book: “Dead Wake,” which is about the sinking… Read more »