READ2ME: Tailgate Stories

By Rachel Stine, Partnerships Manager “Two teachers drive up in their cars to a neighborhood, pop open the trunk, pull out two chairs, read with children and give them books.”  That’s how Mary Andrews, the visionary behind READ2ME: Tailgate Stories, describes the program she created in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in  2009. Many years ago,… Read more »

An Ambition to Write a Letter

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Originally printed in the Durham Herald-Sun on August 15, 2015 At first blush, the two gentlemen who recently visited Book Harvest don’t appear to have much in common. Peter Denton, known by most as Chip, is a pastor-turned-headmaster who founded Trinity School, a classical Christian school on the border of Durham and… Read more »

Building literacy: One reader and writer at a time

By Marin Wolf, EdNC summer intern (This article was originally posted on EdNC online.) Reading and writing are arguably the most important tools for a person to have. These basic skills are needed to take any class, or to go into any profession, and yet 54.3 percent of third through eighth grade students in the state… Read more »

A Community Worth Celebrating!

by Rachel Stine, Book Harvest Partnerships Manager Last month I attended my first Book Babies Celebration.  Every December and July, the Book Babies community comes together at the Stanford L. Warren Library in Durham.  Due to a fabulous partnership with the Durham County Library, our Book Babies parents and their children walked into the multipurpose room and… Read more »