Of Powerful Things

by Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Because I’m a lover and teller of stories, I want to tell you one. It’s a story about mothers, about social media, about writers, about curiosity, and about children’s books. (The common thread, I think you’ll find, is that those are all powerful things. And they make for a powerful… Read more »

Filling the book gaps until there are no more

by Ginger Young, founder and executive director Originally printed in the Durham Herald-Sun , April 18, 2015 Peaches. Lorna Doone. Pearl. Lotus. Orange Julius. Tom. Shabby. Memories of these, my beloved childhood feline companions, came rushing back at me last month, as I stood sorting donated books in the Book Harvest office in Durham, preparing them to… Read more »

Treasured Book, Treasured Memory

by Sarah Wessell, former Book Harvest board member I’m not a particularly emotional person, so imagine my surprise- and that of my son- when I found myself standing in the children’s section of my local library clutching Dr. Seuss’s On Beyond Zebra while tears welled up in my eyes. My son, nine years old, and… Read more »

Books Make You Feel Special

by Caleb Stine, sixth grader at Rogers-Herr Middle School Most readers probably already know this, but my wonderful mom is the new Partnerships Manager here at the fantastic nonprofit organization that is in fact, Book Harvest. I am going to tell you about one of my favorite books almost hands-down. I will admit I’m a… Read more »

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 »