What I Have Loved Being a Part of Book Harvest

By Jeni Pierce, Johnson Service Corps Member and Book Harvest intern February marks my 6th month as a part of the Book Harvest Team, and is the halfway mark for my year of service in the Corps! In celebration of such a milestone, and in the spirit of the season of love, I would like… Read more »

And After the Unthinkable, What Do We Read?

  By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager On Tuesday night at dinner, my 14-year-old son shared that there had been a lockdown drill at his school that day, and my six-year-old daughter said her school had had one recently, too. And then she asked what lockdown drills were for, and I explained in sanitized and… Read more »

Paying for education versus paying for prisons: which would you choose?

by Ginger Young, Executive Director I was fortunate to attend NC State University’s 2018 Institute for Emerging Issues Forum at the Raleigh Convention Center this past Monday; this year’s Forum was entitled  kidoNom iCs: Investing Early in Our Future . It was an all-star lineup of elected officials, business leaders, philanthropists, nonprofit activists, and academics, all coming together to explore what the… Read more »

And the DREAM BIG grand total is…

  Each year since 2012, Book Harvest has marked MLK Day with a community-wide celebration of diversity, literacy, and books for all children: the Dream Big Book Drive! On January 15, 2018, we gathered at Durham Central Park to enjoy fabulous entertainment, participate in games and creative family activities, meet some of our favorite mascots,… Read more »