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Welcome, Tabitha!

May 26, 2022 |Benay Hicks Today was an exciting day: today was the day Book Harvest’s staff and Board of Directors gathered together to welcome Tabitha Blackwell as Book Harvest Durham’s Executive Director. The organization’s founder and CEO, Ginger Young, and Board Chair, Sarah Wood, presented Tabitha with a basket of wishes from the Board …

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Turning Pages: A Summer Celebration of Reading Together

May 19, 2022 | By Benay Hicks There is no time like summertime at Book Harvest! While our team works hard to provide books and literacy support year-round, summer is the ultimate season of book access. Through signature programs and events, new initiatives, and community partnerships, we are passionate in our commitment to keep learning …

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Binkies and Books

May 12, 2022 | By Benay Hicks Last week was my birthday. In honor of the day, my mother shared a photo of me from when I was a baby that I had never seen before. I’m under my bed, binky in my mouth, and a book in my hand. My mom’s accompanying photo caption …

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Helping Moms Be Moms

May 5, 2022 | By Benay Hicks Book Harvest believes that parents are superheroes and their child’s first brain builders. To help parents do what they do best, we work remove ALL obstacles to literacy for children in our midst, beginning in the ordinary and informal settings that characterize our neighborhoods and starting with families …

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All About Counting: Activity and Engagement List

April 28, 2022 Today’s blog post was creating using materials from Talking is Teaching, a campaign of Too Small to Fail. Children begin to develop an understanding of math even before they can say number words out loud. Once they begin to say number words, they can begin to match the words to set size …

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Building Bookshelves

April 21, 2022 Book Harvest is committed to working alongside parents by ensuring they have spaces to make their voices heard — including seats on our Board of Directors and various committees — and by partnering with them to help the organization grow. The majority of the parents who work alongside Book Harvest are current …

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