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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 books 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

Durham Herald-Sun: The real costs of summer

Summer break is finally here. For many people, that may bring back memories of pools, camps, popsicles and other summer fun, but unfortunately, the reality is not as carefree for thousands of children and families in Durham. During the summer months, there is often a collision of difficulties facing low-income families: access to affordable child… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: ‘On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!’ kicks off

What do a kissing pig, a tricycle obstacle course, paracord survival bracelets and a basketball handler spinning 11 basketballs at once have in  common? They are all part of Durham County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program! Learn  more at:  On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! kicks off

Durham Herald-Sun: Standing taller because of books by Daniele Berman

“They stand taller and hold their head higher,” shares ESL teacher Catriona Moore as she reflects on how owning books affects her students. It didn’t take Moore long after joining the staff of Durham’s Forest View Elementary School in 2011 to realize that her students needed books. As one of five ESL teachers at this… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Closing the summer learning gap for 10,000 kids by Ginger Young

Closing gaps is a team effort in the Triangle. A year ago, the United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) worked with partner organizations to organize collective impact collaboratives to tackle some of our region’s thorniest challenges. Among them: a two-generation approach, entitled “Changing Generations: Pathways to Progress for Families and Children”. Read the rest of… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Book cover launches an author, activist

Not every successful author can point to an “aha” moment that launched them on the path to writing. but Raleigh children’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons can. In third grade, Lyons saw a the cover of Mildred D. Taylor’s Newbery-award winning “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” in a book club catalog. “It spoke to… Read more »

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donates books by Chonna Campbell

The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., recently donated its largest collection ever to Book Harvest, a nonprofit organization in the Triangle that provides books for children so that they might create their own personal home libraries. Read the entire article:  Delta sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donates books Feb 21 2016

Durham Herald-Sun: Closing the gap for ESL families by Daniele Berman

Resource Center helps homes get more books Every week, more than 100 families come through the doors at Durham Public Schools’ ESL Resource Center. This is one of the very first stops for families newly arriving in Durham, eager to enroll their children in school in their new community. Read the story here:  Closing the gap for ESL families Feb 14 2016