What a week!

by Ginger Young The Book Harvest family is catching its breath; this was not our typical week!  Some of the highlights: We shared the findings of the first-ever evaluation of our Book Babies program, conducted by researchers at Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy. The news was excellent! Read all about it here …. Read more »

Presenting…and Still Counting!

UPDATE: 40 STARS! That’s how many businesses and organizations have said they want to be part of our big dreams for the Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day 2018. That’s how many stars are hanging on our sponsor wall in our office and in the front window of our office. With our first sponsorship… Read more »

Behind the Scenes

Recipe for a really fun Saturday: Invite a bunch of children who love to read (and parents who love to read to their kids) to Book Harvest. Make sure you have plenty of beloved children’s books (that’s not a problem in our office!). Add lights and a camera…and what do you get? Well, you’ll have… Read more »

31 stars and counting…will you be #32?

A total of 31 businesses have already signed on to sponsor our Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day 2018 ! 31 businesses who have said they know how important our work at Book Harvest is, and they want to be part of making it happen. 31 businesses who know that local children rely on Book Harvest to make sure they have all… Read more »

A Cat Named Quackers? #ReadfortheRecord

  By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager “Raise your hand if you love pizza. Okay, hands down. Now raise your hand if you love ice cream. Hands down. Is it possible to be a person who loves pizza and ice cream? If you’re a person who loves pizza but not ice cream, can you still… Read more »

Staff Retreat: Looking Back, and Looking Ahead

For the third year in a row, the Book Harvest staff team has taken a full day in October to step away from the office and from our daily work to connect with each other and with our mission and vision for the organization. The time away is invaluable! Each year, we come away renewed… Read more »

Diversity in Kids’ Books: Why It Matters, and Where to Start

By Aaron Keck, afternoon/evening on-air host at WCHL and author at America is a diverse nation; more than that, it’s a nation founded on an ideal of diversity. The Declaration of Independence insists that “all men are created equal.” Father-of-the-Constitution James Madison argued that a large and diverse population was the most effective check on tyranny…. Read more »

Saturdays are for…books!

  One of the requests we hear most often at Book Harvest is for access on Saturdays. Everyone knows that weekends are the best time for reading! So while we can’t add an eighth day to the week for reading (after all, what would we call it? Readay?), we can add a sixth day to… Read more »

Be My Neighbor

By Jeni Pierce, Johnson Service Corps member and Book Harvest intern On Wednesday afternoon, Book Harvest had the pleasure of celebrating Be My Neighbor Day at the Museum of Life and Science with 1,389 of our closest friends! Hosted by the dynamo collaboration of UNC-TV , PNC Grow Up Great , The Fred Rogers Company , and Head Start , Be My Neighbor Day was a hit for local families and community organizations. This special… Read more »

BLUE SPIRIT Yields a Bounty of Books: Thank you, Blue Cross and Blue Shield NC!

by Isabel Geffner, Book Harvest When you bring up the subject of “Blue Spirit” in these parts of North Carolina – especially now that football season has gotten underway – you’re bound to hear from all sides of the Tar Heel: Blue Devil divide. But on a hot summer day in August, “Blue Spirit” had… Read more »