Welcome, Carolina!

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Meet the newest addition to our Book Babies team: Carolina Avary! Carolina joined our team at the end of January and immediately jumped into the exciting busy-ness of home visits and getting to know our families–and she couldn’t love it more. “I love the work and am fully passionate about… Read more »

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donates books by Chonna Campbell

The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., recently donated its largest collection ever to Book Harvest, a nonprofit organization in the Triangle that provides books for children so that they might create their own personal home libraries. Read the entire article:  Delta sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donates books Feb 21 2016

Closing the Book Ownership Gap for ESL Families

By Daniele Berman, Book Harvest Operations Manager This article originally appeared in the Durham Herald-Sun on February 8, 2016. Every week, more than 100 families come through the doors at Durham Public Schools’ ESL Resource Center. This is one of the very first stops for families newly arriving in Durham, eager to enroll their children in school… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Closing the gap for ESL families by Daniele Berman

Resource Center helps homes get more books Every week, more than 100 families come through the doors at Durham Public Schools’ ESL Resource Center. This is one of the very first stops for families newly arriving in Durham, eager to enroll their children in school in their new community. Read the story here:  Closing the gap for ESL families Feb 14 2016

Know What Holiday We’re Celebrating on Sunday? (Hint: It’s Not Valentine’s Day.)

6 Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day (via bookgivingday.com) Add your name to the list of individuals celebrating International Book Giving Day. Leave a book for a child to discover, donate to a local charity. [Hint: Donate to Book Harvest and we’ll give a book to a child for you!] Connect with others celebrating International Book… Read more »

A Day On, Not a Day Off

By Lynette Tillery, AmeriCorps member serving with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County, primarily based at the Raleigh Boy’s Club. Tillery serves as the literacy specialist, providing tutoring help in all subjects for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. She is also currently piloting a program called Brain Gain Read, a literacy program used to close… Read more »