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Books Matter: Pass it On

by Madeline Baker, spring intern Madeline has been working with Book Harvest as an intern since January. In her short time with us, Madeline has become an invaluable member of our operations team, and she has also had the opportunity to interact with our community in several ways, including working at our Dream Big Book… Read more »

Another Reality

by Ginger Young, founder and executive director Durham is teeming with universities, innovative start-ups, and corporate headquarters; every week, it seems that a hot new restaurant is opening.  Amidst the fanfare of what a great community we live in (and the accolades are all deserved!), it is easy to miss a concurrent reality. Thousands of… Read more »

Trail Mix-athon

by Christie Cavanaugh, board member A group of women who enjoy running and/or walking together decided to organize an informal event to have another reason to . . . well, just get together to exercise and socialize! The Trail Mix-athon Pre-Thanksgiving Run held on Saturday, November 22 emerged as an idea to gather and run… Read more »

Big Dreams, Sweet Dreams

by Daniele Berman, Operations Manager If there’s one thing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for, it is for having an unabashedly ambitious and idealistic dream: equality for all. So while MLK Day each year is a celebration of the progress this nation has made towards fulfilling his dream and simultaneously a… Read more »

ABC-11 Together: Book Harvest’s “Dream Big” Book Drive

ABC11 joins Book Harvest to collect books for the “Dream Big Book Drive” on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre in Durham.  Watch Now

Ginger Young, Book Harvest podcast

As Founder and Executive Director of Book Harvest , Ginger Young knows a thing or two about the highs and lows of starting a new nonprofit. Starting with a few friends donating books to her garage, Book Harvest has now “harvested” more than 250,000 books and given them to low-income kids in Durham.  In this episode, Ginger… Read more »

“Book Harvest” featured in Bull City Serves

Book Harvest “ was featured in Bull City Serves, January 12 – 19, 2015. Read More  

Pixie Dust and Couches

by Ginger Young, Founder and Executive Director One of Book Harvest’s board members is fond of saying that we exist in a haze of pixie dust.  Sparkly goodness seems to rain down on us at every turn.  Here’s the latest example.  First, we landed a lease on the office of our dreams last month.  You’ll… Read more »

Love Knots

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Her vision and mind may not be as clear as they once were, but at age 90, Viola Grace has not let those challenges stop her from finding a beautiful way to contribute to a cause that she loves. With the help of her daughter Maggi, Viola has made at least 100… Read more »

Summer Service Success

By Connor Cain, student and volunteer I first learned about Book Harvest when the Triangle Family Shule held a book drive.  Somebody from Book Harvest talked with us about how some kids don’t have books to read.  On the way home from that session, my Mom and I talked about what we learned and it… Read more »