By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager
What are you reading this season? Two of the four occupants of my home are J.R.R. Tolkien fans, one deep into a rereading (for how many times, I’m not sure) of The Hobbit, and the other similarly rereading for the umpteenth time The Fellowship of the Ring. As the year wraps up at Book Harvest, I’ve been thinking about this quotation from the latter: “Such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”
What a great honor we have in our work at Book Harvest, to put such important tools–books!–into the small hands of those who have the power to move the wheels of the world. THANK YOU to all of you who are part of our great big Book Harvest family for so very generously sharing your time, talents, and treasures with our youngest and brightest world-changers. As I work on measuring our impact in 2017–how many books? how many volunteer hours? how many happy readers? (stay tuned for the incredible totals, coming soon!)–I am overcome with gratitude for the ways that our community so eagerly supports our future world-changers in pursuit of their literacy goals as well as their very favorite bedtime story.
Wherever this holiday season finds you, I hope you have time to pause to enjoy a good story or two. Happy celebrations and season’s readings, Book Harvest family!