Students Sharing Stories with Seniors

By Benay Hicks, Resource Development Director, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Durham Editor’s note: The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Durham is one of our newest Community Book Bank partners. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Durham and The Forest at Duke recently partnered to bring together two generations through reading. Having selected their favorite books donated by Book Harvest , fourth and fifth grade children read aloud to The… Read more »

“That’s an interesting story…”

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Todd Bol doesn’t necessarily fit the mold, if there is one, for the founder and leader of what he calls a “global grassroots” movement. In fact, his answer to many of the questions people ask him begins with a casual midwestern, “Well, that’s an interesting story.” On his two-week journey from Alabama to Washington,… Read more »

Hope and a Wooden Crate: A Slave’s Journey to Freedom

By Ginger Young, Executive Director This article will run in the “We Are Durham” section of the Durham Herald-Sun on Sunday, September 18. Henry Brown had had enough of being enslaved. Born into slavery in Virginia in 1816, Brown had worked in a tobacco factory since he was 15. By the time he was 33, he had… Read more »

Meet Our Fall Intern: Lacey Wheeler!

By Lacey Wheeler, Duke student and Book Harvest intern I am so excited to be joining the Book Harvest team this semester!  I am a senior (eek!) at Duke University majoring in Psychology.  I’m also in the elementary teacher preparation program and will be student teaching in the spring!  Looking back on my time at Duke,… Read more »

Books to Go Kicks Off Year Two

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Last weekend marked the first Books to Go for Tweens and Teens event of the program’s second year, and it was just as exciting as last year’s three distributions! On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, 35 local educators and nonprofit partners selected a total of 5,585 books to take back to their students…. Read more »