Secret Weapons

By Ginger Young, founder and executive director This week, more than 570 philanthropic and nonprofit leaders gathered at the Raleigh Convention Center for the Triangle Community Foundation ’s What Matters lunch. The highlight of the day was the keynote speech by Sonia Manzano , better known for 44 years as Maria on Sesame Street. Sesame Street, Manzano reflected, was able… Read more »

Mike Wiley’s Work of Art

By Holly Brown, Book Harvest Board, Vice Chair Have you ever seen a piece of art that fundamentally changed the way you view the world? For some, maybe it was the way Monet turned tiny dots into Water Lilies. For others, following Escher’s twisting, turning staircases tricked the mind into believing that the impossible seemed,… Read more »

Día Storytime with a Friend from the Library

It’s National Library Week ! This national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. We couldn’t be more grateful for our partnership with the Durham County Library ! In fact, we’re gearing up for… Read more »

Día! (en español)

Gracias a nuestra asociación con la Biblioteca del Condado de Durham, este año, por primera vez, estaremos celebrando El día de los niños /El día de los libros. Conocida como Día, la celebración nacional anual tiene lugar en abril, y destaca la importancia de la lectura para los niños de todas las lenguas y culturas…. Read more »


Thanks to our partnership with the Durham County Library , this year we will be celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)  for the first time! Commonly known as Día, the annual national celebration culminates in April, emphasizing the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The common goals of all Día programming are to: Celebrate children and connect them to the… Read more »