For Families

Book Harvest runs a Community Book Bank to ensure that all children can grow up in book-rich communities. This Book Bank provides free, age-appropriate books to children in a variety of settings, including health centers, social service agencies, afterschool programs, and community centers. Our emphasis is on letting the children choose the books themselves and on helping them build home libraries.

Does Your Child Need Books?

If your family would like to receive books for your child, please bring your child to our Community Book BankIMG_6072 bookshelf at one of these locations, where he or she will be welcome to select books to take home and keep:

  • Book Harvest, 2501 University Drive, Durham (open M-F, 9:00 – 5:00)
  • Carrboro Community Health Center family waiting room, Carrboro
  • Catholic Charities family waiting room, Durham
  • Charles Drew Community Health Center waiting room, Burlington
  • ESL Resource Center, Durham Public Schools, Durham
  • Interfaith Council for Social Service waiting room, Chapel Hill and Carrboro
  • Prospect Hill Community Health Center waiting room, Prospect Hill
  • Scott Community Health Center waiting room, Burlington
  • Siler City Community Health Center waiting room, Siler City
  • Urban Ministries waiting room, Durham
  • Walltown Neighborhood Clinic waiting room, Durham

Does your newborn need books?


  • you are expecting a baby or have given birth in the past two months;
  • you live in Durham County; and
  • your baby is Medicaid-eligible,

your baby may be eligible to enroll in Book Babies, a Book Harvest program which provides 10 age-appropriate books and a home visit to participating families every six months until their child starts kindergarten.

The goal of Book Babies is kindergarten-readiness. To find out more, email Book Babies Team Leader Meytal Barak at