Freedom to Read, Freedom to Choose

by Lori Nofziger, Book Harvest volunteer I’ve had a library card for as long as I can remember. Over time, I read my way through the children’s section of my small-town public library, from the picture books and early readers through the elementary and middle school titles. Here, finding a book like Little House in… Read more »

Everett Reads

by Rebecca Stevenson, author and friend of Book Harvest (originally published 7/19/07 on her blog: Everett has been a strong reader for about a year now. He reads fluently, and with expression. And he can read Long Books: this past school year, he and I read the entireHarry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone together. The… Read more »

A Team Effort

by Amy Lynn McCarthy, Digital Marketing Analyst, Windsor Circle Today members of the Windsor Circle team were fortunate to spend the day volunteering with Book Harvest , to help it provide books to children in need within Durham and Orange Counties. Windsor Circle is committed to early childhood education, and we partnered with Book Harvest to help… Read more »

We’re Growing!

by Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Our new office—the one that felt cavernous and overwhelmingly large just a few months ago—has quickly been filling with exciting evidence of Book Harvest’s growth, first with the influx of over 25,000 books donated at our Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day in January, and now with two new… Read more »

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 »