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Thank you for attending the 2022 Summer Block Party!

2,500+ Attendees
filled the concourse of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park!

3,601 Children's Books
were chosen by kids to take home and keep forever!

26 Community Partners
offered entertainment, resources, and fun!

75 Volunteers
donated their time, talent, and energy!

Read the Final Report.

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Book Harvest’s annual Summer Block Party filled the concourse of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. The free, outdoor, community-wide event was a joyful celebration of books and National Summer Learning Week! The afternoon was action-packed, featuring fun-filled family activities and entertainment, and an abundance of free, culturally inclusive children’s books for every child – from infants to high schoolers – who chose their very own books to take home and keep forever!

The following community partners helped make the 2022 Book Harvest Summer Block Party a success:

Batalá Durham
Books 'N Bops
Bouncing Bulldogs
Bull City Woodshop
Child Care Referral Central, at CCSA
City of Durham Fire Department
DPR Construction
DPS Foundation
Durham Children's Initiative
Durham County Library, South Regional Branch
Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Public Schools
Durham's Partnership for Children
Gift of Knowledge Academy
Museum of Life and Science
Pierce Freelon
Poetry Fox
Total Koality
Triple P -- Durham Public Health
Village of Wisdom
Welcome Baby
WUNC - Saddle Up and Read

Book Harvest is thankful for generous support from:

Durham's Campaign for Grade Level Reading
DPR Construction
TROSA Moving
Wegmans, Chapel Hill

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