Kids Know What to Do

By Ginger Young, founder and executive director Renata grabbed my sleeve. “I found another one!” She was hugging Tomie dePaola’s Book of Poems. After a celebratory flourish in the air, the book went snugly into her new string backpack, joining a volume of poems for children by Nikki Giovanni that she had earlier selected. Renata… Read more »

Why I Volunteer at Book Harvest

By Grace Baucom, Book Harvest volunteer Hi there! I’m a rising senior at Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College. I’ve been volunteering at Book Harvest since my freshman year, and this spring I became a trained volunteer so I could become more involved with this incredible organization. There is truly no other nonprofit like this one… Read more »

16,000 books?

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager 16,002 to be exact. That’s how many books were selected by the 89 educators and nonprofit partners who attended yesterday’s 12-hour Books to Go distribution for middle and high school students. (That’s 1,333 books per hour, in case you don’t want to do the math yourself. Or 22 books per minute. Or… Read more »

That’s a Wrap for Día!

And what a celebration it was! Last Saturday, April 29, over 600 people joined us with our friends from the Durham County Library at Northgate Mall to celebrate  El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) ! The three-hour celebration included a performance by Huepa , crafts with The Scrap Exchange , a magician, face painting, slime-making with Mad Science …and of course,  lots and lots of books! Children selected 3,761 books… Read more »