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Book Babies Bookshelf Build!

Earlier this week, volunteers from the Carolina Hurricanes staff and Lenovo took over PNC Arena to build 30 bookshelves for our Book Babies program. Over the span of three days and with the guidance of master builder Miguel Rubiera and two of his colleagues from Habitat for Humanity of Durham, they sanded, constructed, painted, decorated,… Read more »

Meet Our Big Dreamers-in-Chief!

With the Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day 2018 just over four months away and sponsorship season already in full swing, we wanted to take a minute to introduce you to our Dream Big committee chairs: Ann Leininger and Sarah Schulz. These two superwomen and their committee work year-round to make Book Harvest’s signature annual event a huge success! Keep reading to learn more… Read more »

Chapters with Book Harvest

By Rachel Zawadzki, summer intern As my time with Book Harvest as a summer intern has come to a close, several moments remain etched into my memory. From visiting summer camps through Durham Housing Authority (DHA), to chatting with all of the wonderful families that come into our Durham office to pick out books, this summer has been… Read more »

Countdown to Kindergarten

By Rachel Stine, Education Partnerships Manager Last Thursday evening, I had the privilege of representing Book Harvest at Durham Public School’s annual Countdown to Kindergarten event. Over 880 people attended this event, put on by DPS’s PreK team, where rising kindergartners and their families learned about kindergarten curriculum, rode a school bus, visited tables of various community organizations,… Read more »

National Night Out: A Night to Remember

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager “I know her!” one young girl excitedly announced to her friends as she wrapped her arms around me (and my boxes of books). “She came to the park last weekend, she came to my summer camp, and she came to my school!” I couldn’t think of a better way… Read more »

A Non-Profit Kindness Expedition

By Mary Parry , member of Book Harvest’s Authors’ Circle and Marketing and Development Committee Last week, my daughter and I accepted a fun challenge. We signed up to take over The Triangle Kindness Project ’s Instagram account for a day, brainstorming acts of kindness, then documenting our good deeds. Previous posts in the account feature families from Durham and Raleigh performing generous… Read more »

Dream Big Sponsorship Season is ON!

We are gearing up for our biggest event of the year: the Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day 2018! Sponsorship season for this community-wide celebration on January 15, 2018 officially kicked off last week, and offers local businesses the opportunity to share with Book Harvest and people throughout the Triangle a public commitment to make sure all children… Read more »

#KeepKidsLearning

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager That’s the goal of National Summer Learning Day : to highlight all the ways parents and communities can work together to keep kids learning all summer long. Without access to resources, students can lose so many of their hard-won gains from the school year during the long summer break. This phenomenon is often… Read more »

Summer Saturdays are for Reading!

Come see us on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all summer long!

Fun at Camp New Hope

By Rachel Zawadzki, Book Harvest summer intern This year, University Presbyterian Church of Chapel Hill chose to partner with Book Harvest for their annual Vacation Bible School summer camp. Over four days, children aged pre-k to late elementary school were introduced to the idea of service in a community, and learned how something as small as donating a used book can… Read more »