Countdown to Kindergarten

By Rachel Stine, Education Partnerships Manager Last Thursday evening, I had the privilege of representing Book Harvest at Durham Public School’s annual Countdown to Kindergarten event. Over 880 people attended this event, put on by DPS’s PreK team, where rising kindergartners and their families learned about kindergarten curriculum, rode a school bus, visited tables of various community organizations,… Read more »

National Night Out: A Night to Remember

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager “I know her!” one young girl excitedly announced to her friends as she wrapped her arms around me (and my boxes of books). “She came to the park last weekend, she came to my summer camp, and she came to my school!” I couldn’t think of a better way… Read more »

A Non-Profit Kindness Expedition

By Mary Parry , member of Book Harvest’s Authors’ Circle and Marketing and Development Committee Last week, my daughter and I accepted a fun challenge. We signed up to take over The Triangle Kindness Project ’s Instagram account for a day, brainstorming acts of kindness, then documenting our good deeds. Previous posts in the account feature families from Durham and Raleigh performing generous… Read more »

Dream Big Sponsorship Season is ON!

We are gearing up for our biggest event of the year: the Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day 2018! Sponsorship season for this community-wide celebration on January 15, 2018 officially kicked off last week, and offers local businesses the opportunity to share with Book Harvest and people throughout the Triangle a public commitment to make sure all children… Read more »


By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager That’s the goal of National Summer Learning Day : to highlight all the ways parents and communities can work together to keep kids learning all summer long. Without access to resources, students can lose so many of their hard-won gains from the school year during the long summer break. This phenomenon is often… Read more »

Summer Saturdays are for Reading!

Come see us on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all summer long!

Fun at Camp New Hope

By Rachel Zawadzki, Book Harvest summer intern This year, University Presbyterian Church of Chapel Hill chose to partner with Book Harvest for their annual Vacation Bible School summer camp. Over four days, children aged pre-k to late elementary school were introduced to the idea of service in a community, and learned how something as small as donating a used book can… Read more »

Lost and Found

By Michael “Raúl” Brown, M.S., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Spanish, UNC Department of Romance Studies Once upon a time, in a not-too-far-away land, there lived a little boy. In his house, there were no books, so when he went to Head Start (pre-school), and all the kids read, he knew that something was missing. It was… Read more »

Collaboration Drives Books on Break

By Isabel Geffner, Advancement Coordinator This article originally ran in the Durham Herald-Sun . Students in all Durham’s 30 elementary schools are heading home this summer with resources to preserve the gains they have made during the 2016-2017 school year. Book Harvest collaborated with Durham Public Schools to provide books and summer learning resources through our Books… Read more »

Welcome, Rachel!/Bienvenida Rachel!

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Zawadzki, and I am thrilled to be an intern at Book Harvest this summer! I just finished my second year at UNC Chapel Hill, and am currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees in both Comparative Literature and Spanish. At UNC, I am heavily involved in the Campus Y, UNC’s center for… Read more »