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Durham Herald-Sun: ‘Dream Big on MLK Day’ celebrates kids, literacy by Ginger Young

“The books just kept showing up!” 8-year-old Sammy reported gleefully. She and her friends in her Durham community had put cardboard boxes out on their porches the week before and had sent an email to their neighbors, asking them to fill the boxes with donations of new and gently used children’s books. The boxes got… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Books To Go a hit with tweens and teens

by Daniele Berman This winter break, every student at Durham’s Neal Middle School will be taking home a brand new copy of “Son of Neptune,” a novel in the popular Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Each of Neal’s 860 students will have this book to read over the two-week winter holiday and to keep… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: A truck of books rolls into Durham

Ask anyone at Book Harvest the question: What do 40,000 books do? Their immediate answer: They build home libraries for 4,000 local children. It’s not every day that an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer truck delivers 40,000 brand new books to go home with children to keep forever. But on Nov. 17, fueled by a new United Way-funded… Read more »

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 »

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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 gives 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