Texting is the latest tool to help babies flourish

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager (Note: this article originally ran in the Durham Herald-Sun .) Among the flurry of texts that arrived on her phone shortly after her son’s birth congratulating her and celebrating her new arrival, this one stood out for a new Durham mom recently: Create a daily reading routine now and see the… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Our children, our stories and a call to action

Can you read “The Runaway Bunny” without being touched by the portrayal of a mother’s sheltering love? Can you read “Harold and the Purple crayon” without remembering what it was like to be a child who really wished she could draw her window around the moon when she was ready to drift off to sleep?… Read more »

SMART Girls Give Back at Book Harvest

By Ayana Thompson, Book Harvest Administrative Assistant and SMART Girls Leader Over hyper girls, red colored smiles, heart shaped cookies, and of course great books were all in one place, in the wonderful world of Book Harvest. In an endeavor to teach the group SMART Girls , an organization hosted through the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club , about the “attitude of… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Texting is latest tool to help babies

Among the flurry of texts that arrived on her phone shortly after her son’s birth congratulating her on her new arrive, this one stood out for a new Durham mom recently. “Create a daily reading routine now and see the benefits later. Bedtime stories can be calming, and morning reading time is fun becuase baby… Read more »

#CarrieOn Award winner completes service project for Book Harvest

By Jamie Botta, Communications and Outreach Manager, Girls on the Run of the Triangle Julia Boltz, middle‐school winner of the first #CarrieOn Award, shared her heart for service by volunteering for Book Harvest’s annual Dream Big book collection event, held in conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The #CarrieOn award is named in memory… Read more »

A Special Birthday Surprise

By Monica Belford, Durham County Library Hispanic Services Coordinator and Book Harvest volunteer Meet Valentin, a first grader in Durham Public Schools, an excellent reader, a book lover, and a faithful Book Harvest volunteer! Two weeks ago, Valentin’s mom and I had the opportunity to surprise him with a special visit at school in honor of… Read more »

Raising our voice: our kids, their stories, and a call to action

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager What does Book Harvest have to say—or even more importantly, to do—that makes our voice important among all the voices calling for equality and justice and mercy? At Book Harvest, our currency is children’s books: words and pictures designed to instruct and entertain and enlighten. Most often, we focus… Read more »