An Interview with a Big Dreamer

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager One of our new Reach sponsors and book drive locations for this year’s Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day was Brier Creek Orthodontics and North Durham Orthodontics . I recently had a chance to ask Dr. Gina Lee, the orthodontist for both practices, about her offices’ involvement. Q: How did you get connected to Book Harvest and the Dream Big Book Drive… Read more »

The Light that Came Out of Darkness

By Ginger Young, founder and executive director I remember what the Reverend Ralph Abernathy called “one of the darkest hours of mankind.” It was April 1968, and I was five years old. Dinnertime in my Atlanta household was usually a time of joking and banter. This night, though, my parents somberly told my brothers and… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Book Harvest organizes Big Book Drive on MLK Day

“I was that child who always had my nose in  a book growing up,” recalled Ann Leininger, the chair of Book Harvest’s Dream Big Book Drive. “My mom had to hide my Nancy Drew books so I would actually do my homework.” It is from her childhood love of books that Ann’s belief that “every… Read more »

Are you on the list?

The Dream Big Book Drive list, that is. 55 book drives have been registered to date! Are you on the list? Johnson Lexus Durham Technical Community College Durham Community MLK Steering Committee Impact Pharmaceutical Services Brier Creek Orthodontics North Durham Orthodontics Marble Unlimited Wake Radiology Beth El Congregation Hollow Rock Raquet and Swim Club AECOM… Read more »

Think Running a Book Drive is Hard? Think Again!

“I love books! I was that child who would never do her homework because she was reading the new Nancy Drew. I worked in a library through college and spent more time browsing through books than shelving them. And books have been so magical for me. I think everybody deserves to have books in their… Read more »