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Durham Herald-Sun: New initiative gives books to children

Book Harvest helps families in public housing build home libraries On the afternoon of March 2, a book Harvest team member walked into the Oxford Manor afterschool program wearing the Cat in the Hat’s signature red and whit hat. “It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday!” “You’re the cat in the Hat!” “Can we help you carry your… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Our children, our stories and a call to action

Can you read “The Runaway Bunny” without being touched by the portrayal of a mother’s sheltering love? Can you read “Harold and the Purple crayon” without remembering what it was like to be a child who really wished she could draw her window around the moon when she was ready to drift off to sleep?… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Texting is latest tool to help babies

Among the flurry of texts that arrived on her phone shortly after her son’s birth congratulating her on her new arrive, this one stood out for a new Durham mom recently. “Create a daily reading routine now and see the benefits later. Bedtime stories can be calming, and morning reading time is fun becuase baby… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Book Harvest organizes Big Book Drive on MLK Day

“I was that child who always had my nose in  a book growing up,” recalled Ann Leininger, the chair of Book Harvest’s Dream Big Book Drive. “My mom had to hid my Nancy Drew books so I would actually do my homework.” It is from her childhood love of books that Ann’s belief that “every… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Mirrors and Windows Project celebrates diversity in children’s books

“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange… When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part… Read more »

indy: Daniel Wallace: The Hole Story

Chapel Hill author, illustrator, and scholar Daniel Wallace (Big Fish) makes a good match with Book Harvest. Read the article here:  Daniel Wallace; The Hole Story Dec 7, 2016

Durham Herald-Sum: New children’s book debuts at Book Harvest launch party

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 put to work in whatever way Book Harvest wished to further its dream that all… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Book Harvest celebrates Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record Day

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. Read how, here:  BH celebrates Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record Day Oct 23, 2016

Durham Herald-Sun: Read-a-Roo delivers books and smiles to Book Harvest families

When Katy Loebrich and her colleagues at UNC-TV reached out to Durham-based nonprofit book Harvest about running a book drive, the Book Harvest team had no idea that a local celebrity would be delivering the books they collected. But who better than a 7-foot-tall kangaroo to deliver 299 boos to children and families in Book… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: A big vision for Little Free Library

The Downtown Durham Rotary Club has put Book Harvest on the map – the Little Free Library worldwide map, that is! Read the article here:  A big vision for Little Free Library July 24, 2016