“On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” Kicks Off

By Ginger Young, Executive Director This article was originally printed in the Durham Herald-Sun . What do a kissing pig, a tricycle obstacle course, paracord survival bracelets, and a basketball handler spinning 11 basketballs at once have in common? They are all part of Durham County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “On Your… Read more »

Reading in Summer “Keeps Our Brains Smart!”

  By Rachel Stine, Partnerships Manager This post originally ran on the blog of The United Way of the Greater Triangle . Every year at this time, the final bell rings and children leave school excited for summer vacation. Summer can be a time to relax and refuel – but for some students, it can be a time of vulnerability and setback…. Read more »

“Free Awesomeness”

By Melanie Davis-Jones, United Way of the Greater Triangle Watching students file into the Media Center at Eastway Elementary School, some muddy and damp from Field Day activities, those of us volunteering were curious whether they’d get as excited about books. After all, how do you compete with a bouncy house? But when Daniele from… Read more »

Intern Lessons Learned: From Finish to Start

It has been a busy month in the lives of Book Harvest’s interns! Below are two reflections: the first from academic year intern Sara Morris as she reflects on the time she spent with us, and the second from summer intern Chandler Rock at the end of her first week as she begins her time here. Beginning… Read more »