Book Harvest’s Rapid Response Strategy tackles the unprecedented suspension of in-school learning that children face in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time more than ever, access to books is fundamental to keeping learning alive for every child – for maintaining and improving reading skills, for finding comfort in a bedtime story, for fueling imaginations during the longer-than-ever time away from classroom learning.

Abundant book provision is at the core of Book Harvest’s work; we have provided more than 1.3 million books to North Carolina children since our launch in 2011. We remain passionate about ensuring that every child has bountiful access to books.

Book Harvest’s Rapid Response Strategy — our response to COVID-19, with the theme of Keep Learning Alive — launched on June 1, 2020 and will continue throughout the fall. There are two components to the strategy: Well Fed, Well Read Durham and Grab and Go. Click to learn more about each component, or access the book provision schedule directly to find out where and when you can get books for your children.