One Year. 109,707 Books.

by Ginger Young, Founder and Executive Director   Five years ago next week, I sat on the floor of my garage, rummaging through a torn grocery bag full of used children’s books. The Hardy Boys, Charlotte’s Web, Freight Train, Curious George — there were lots of familiar titles. Just a glance at the covers triggered… Read more »

Season’s Readings!

    The entire Book Harvest team wishes our community the happiest of holidays! “The whole world opened to me when I learned to read”  –Mary McLeod Bethune

Durham Herald-Sun: Books To Go a hit with tweens and teens

by Daniele Berman This winter break, every student at Durham’s Neal Middle School will be taking home a brand new copy of “Son of Neptune,” a novel in the popular Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Each of Neal’s 860 students will have this book to read over the two-week winter holiday and to keep… Read more »

It’s Time…Dream Big is almost here!

Our Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day is just a month away…and that means it’s time to sign up to volunteer! If you’ve been part of the Dream Big Book Drive in the past, you know that the volunteer slots fill up very quickly, so make sure you sign up before it’s too late. If you haven’t joined… Read more »

Once Upon a Book

By Olivia Rivera, third grade student at Ravenscroft Once upon a time, there was a lonely page (from a book), in a lonely muted alley way. The page was forgotten and needed a child to pick her up to go on a new adventure. The book was dull and lifeless without a friend to flip… Read more »

Will you DREAM BIG with us?

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager As a friend of Book Harvest reading this blog, you already know that we work all year long to ensure that all our community’s children are growing up with plenty of books. Many of you are volunteers, committee members, liaisons, board members, book drive captains, organization partners, or other members… Read more »