It’s a daughter! It’s a student! It’s… the president! [Interview + Links]

By Chandler Rock, Summer Intern Did you know that Book Harvest has an Author’s Circle, full of amazing local talent, which enriches our community through their work? Check out this great list ! One of those authors is Mary Parry, creator of Sadie McGrady Runs for President. She was generous enough to come into Book Harvest and share her insight about life on… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: A big vision for Little Free Library

The Downtown Durham Rotary Club has put Book Harvest on the map – the Little Free Library worldwide map, that is! Read the article here:  A big vision for Little Free Library July 24, 2016

A big vision for Book Harvest’s Little Free Library

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager This article originally appeared in the Durham Herald-Sun . The Downtown Durham Rotary Club has put Book Harvest on the map…the Little Free Library worldwide map, that is! Thanks to Rotary member and library builder Joe Houde, Book Harvest is among the newest stewards of a Little Free Library here in Durham. In fact, Houde is one of a… Read more »

Food (AND Books) for the Summer!

By Luke Jackson, rising eighth grader and Book Harvest volunteer This past week, I went to a program put on by Chapel Hill Mayor Hemminger, where her new initiative, Food for the Summer , was celebrated. She wants to feed all the kids in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area who qualify for free or reduced price lunches during the school… Read more »

Seeing is Believing: The Case for Diverse Books

  By Chandler Rock, Book Harvest summer intern An Eastway Elementary family of a rising second-grader told us recently that they “like stories that (we) can relate to us or things we are interested in.” We hear you. Nothing makes us as happy as when we receive a donation of a book written in Spanish,… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: The real costs of summer

Summer break is finally here. For many people, that may bring back memories of pools, camps, popsicles and other summer fun, but unfortunately, the reality is not as carefree for thousands of children and families in Durham. During the summer months, there is often a collision of difficulties facing low-income families: access to affordable child… Read more »