School Psychs Unite

By Ashley Ristau, NCSPA board member North Carolina School Psychologists recently joined together for their annual state conference in Winston-Salem, hosted by the North Carolina School Psychology Association (NCSPA). Each year during the conference, our organization holds a raffle containing items that have been donated by local businesses, board members, and exhibitors in an effort… Read more »

“Hawbridge Helpers” Lend a Helping Hand

By Grace Baucom and Sarah Mock, Hawbridge Helpers Co-Chairs The Hawbridge School is a small, unique charter school in Saxapahaw with 312 students in grades 5-12. Hawbridge Helpers is a club at Hawbridge devoted to volunteer work and service – aka doing amazing things to help others! We lead projects that rally community involvement in… Read more »

Collaborating to change outcomes for our kids? You bet we are!

Book Harvest is thrilled to be the lead agency in a new United Way funded collaboration to tackle summer learning loss.  We join with two partners, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the national organization First Book , in this important collective impact work.  Below is the press release announcing this new partnership. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2015 CONTACT: Lisa… Read more »

Go Local

By Rodrigo Dinsmore, Pastor for Gospel Mission at Chapel Hill Bible Church Go Local. That is our resounding theme for the year as we seek to be a church that exists for the good of the Triangle. We love our cities, our schools and our children. We seek the welfare of our cities knowing that… Read more »

A Double Win at Battle of the Bands

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager (Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun on Sunday, October 18, 2015) For most people, a win at the Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands is a once-in-a-lifetime honor. But Keith Solademi has accumulated two wins of two very different kinds from the Battle. By day, Keith works as a software engineer at… Read more »

Retreat Report

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager If you visited Book Harvest on October 12, 2014, in our cozy office above Guglhupf, you probably met me and perhaps a couple of volunteers manning the ship. If you had stopped by hoping to talk to Ginger, you would have had better luck scheduling a time to meet her out at a… Read more »

Welcome, Meytal!

As you may have already heard, Book Babies’ team leader Natasha McCurley’s family is growing…and that means our Book Babies family is changing, too! Natasha, Simon, and Oscar are looking forward to welcoming a new baby into their family in March! In order to prepare for the new arrival, Natasha will be leaving Book Harvest… Read more »

Unexpected Bonuses

By Carey Sharpe, Book Harvest volunteer When I first started volunteering at Book Harvest I was delighted to be involved with an organization that was so close to my heart. What could be more rewarding than the facilitation of getting books into the hands of young readers! I did not know there would also be… Read more »

Hearts, Imaginations, and Book Sharing

By Ginger Young, Executive Director This piece originally appeared in the Durham Herald-Sun on September 20, 2015. Casey froze in mid-step. The circle of classmates around him fell silent. The air in the school library was thick with suspense. The second grader was at Book Harvest’s Books on Break event in June, filling his Books… Read more »

Ready to Rock?

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Perhaps we sound like a broken record (ha!), but we promise the rockstars at THIS SATURDAY’s Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands won’t! In case you missed the news, McKinney has selected Book Harvest as the beneficiary of this year’s event, and it promises to be an epic Battle for the Pages. But don’t worry if you’re… Read more »