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Book Harvest, NC Early Childhood Foundation, and First Book Form United Way Partnership to Address Summer Learning Loss

United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is partnering with Book Harvest, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and First Book in a new collaboration called Close the Gap to address summer learning loss in Durham.  Learn more and view the press release here .

Durham Herald-Sun: A double win for engineer/musician at Battle of the Bands by Daniele Berman

For most people, a win at the Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands is a once-in-a-life-time honor. But Keith Solademi has accumulated two wins of two very different kinds from the Battle. By day, Keith works as a soft-ware engineer at Durham-based MetaMetrics, developing scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Hearts, imaginations and book sharing by Ginger Young

Casey froze. The second-grader was at Book Harvest’s Books on Break event in June, filling his Books on Break string backpack with 10 books to take home to keep forever. He had already chosen nine of his 10 books, each painstakingly selected to fit his interests. A joke book, a dinosaur encyclopedia, a Batman graphic… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: An ambition to write a letter

Two-thirds of America’s children in  poverty are growing up in homes without books. Academically, these children are on average three years behind children in homes with lots of books, even when controlled for other factors such as income and parents’ education. And that deficit is troubling persistent: 88 percent of first graders who are below… Read more »

WUNC-TV: North Carolina Now

Book Harvest works to provide reading material to children throughout the Triangle. Watch now

Durham Herald-Sun: Books for Habitat: “Literacy Happens at Home”

On June 12, Book Harvest joined the Ni/Ngeh and Parrish families as Habitat for Humanity of Durham dedicated their new homes, built as part of the “Blitz Like a Girl” build in just one week. This partnership between Book Harvest, which provides books to Triangle children in need, and Habitat, which brings people together to… Read more »

News & Observer: Book Harvest NC give children summer reading opportunities with free books

  Carrboro Elementary holds event to supply children with ten free books to start their own home library. See News & Observer slide show here . PDF of slide show: Book Harvest NC give children summer reading opportunities with free books ~In Pictures  June 10, 2015

*Durham Herald-Sun: Books in summer: rocket ships, life rafts, and superfood

“That’s IT! The book I’ve always wanted!” James practically dove across the table to snatch a copy of the graphic novel “Bone,” peeking out from a sea of books in his school’s library. He hugged it for a split second, then tucked it victoriously into his string backpack. It and nine other books that James… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Books on Break promotes reading during the summer

“Earlier this month, James and 447 other students at Y. E. Smith Elementary School in East Durham participated in Books on Break, a program of the Durham based nonprofit Book Harvest which responds to the threat of summer learning loss with books— lots and lots of them.” by Ginger Young Read the full article: Books on Break Promotes Reading During the Summer May 17 2015  

*Durham Herald-Sun: Filling the book gaps until there are no more

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 be rehomed with local kids in need.  I had just come across a battered copy of “Millions of Cats,” a picture book by Wanda… Read more »