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Book Harvest Joins Keeping Children Safe Network!

Book Harvest is committed to keeping children safe from abuse through awareness raising, prevention, responding and reporting. Book Harvest believes that every child has the right to respect and protection, regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and whether or not they have a disability. Accordingly, this year, after an extensive series… Read more »

Welcome, Isabel and Ayana!

Our team keeps growing at Book Harvest! We have added two new members to our staff this month. Please help us welcome them to the Book Harvest family! Isabel Geffner is our new advancement coordinator, who will be working full time to support development and fundraising at Book Harvest. Of her experience ranging from 20… Read more »

The Regulator Turns 40!

On the first weekend in December in 1976, one of our favorite bookstores first opened its doors: The Regulator Bookshop! This Saturday, December 3, the folks at The Regulator will be celebrating their 40th anniversary all day. And they’re giving gifts to Book Harvest as part of the celebration! Stop by The Regulator to enjoy cake around 1… Read more »

Gratitude and Strong Young Minds

For all the strong young minds our books have nurtured and have yet to nurture, we thank YOU — our community of book donors, volunteers, financial donors, book drive captains, friends, and fellow readers — for helping share a bounty of books with our children.  We couldn’t do it without you! Happy Thanksgiving!    

New Children’s Book Debuts at Book Harvest Launch Party

By Ginger Young, Founder and Executive Director This article was originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun . In 2015, acclaimed local author Daniel Wallace did something highly unusual and incredibly generous: he donated a manuscript of a children’s book he had written and illustrated to the local nonprofit organization Book Harvest. His wish? That the story be… Read more »

Read for the Record–Final Report!

  A few weeks ago, we reported that history would be made on October 27, 2016 and Book Harvest would be part of it. We are happy to report that over 2.35 million people read this year’s Read for the Record selection, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience–and 747 of… Read more »

The Hole Story

The Hole Story is a children’s book written and illustrated by renowned author and co-chair of our Authors’ Circle,  Daniel Wallace . In a spirit of incredible generosity, Daniel gifted the book to us; and  Written Word Media , a startup company in the entrepreneurial heart of Durham, helped transform Daniel’s manuscript into a beautiful, hardback book that can be held,… Read more »

‘Tis the Season…for the Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive!

Beginning today and running through the end of the year, our friends at Barnes and Noble New Hope Commons are again hosting a holiday book drive to benefit Book Harvest! Stop by anytime to select and purchase books to donate to us–Barnes and Noble makes it easy! Check out the books on the in-store displays, or choose any children’s book you’d… Read more »

Book Harvest celebrates Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record Day

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager This article originally ran in the Durham Herald-Sun . This Thursday, October 27, history will be made as children and adults across our country join forces for the world’s largest shared reading experience – and Durham will be a part of this momentous day. Local nonprofit Book Harvest will send dozens of… Read more »

We Knew Them When…(Glimpses Behind the Scenes!)

Meet Jack and Abigail, future movie stars, who will one day be able to say they got their start working on “The Journey of Book Harvest’s 500,000th Book” ! Jack is a third grader and Abigail is a first grader, and both were such eager (and fantastic) actors for our video! They’re both book lovers and were eager to help us spread the… Read more »