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Books at Work, at Duke!

August 11, 2022 | Benay Hicks Book Harvest is always looking for ways to make it easy for families to access free, high quality, culturally inclusive children’s books. Which is why we love providing workplaces the opportunity to offer free children’s books to their employees — books they get to take home and share with …

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Let’s Talk Lit Kits

August 4, 2022 | Benay Hicks Book Babies, a Book Harvest program, launched in Durham County in 2013 to provide free literacy support to families of Medicaid eligible children. An evidence-informed literacy coaching partnership, Book Babies begins when a baby is born and is sustained over five years. Throughout the duration of the program, families …

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Meet Cheri Coleman

July 28, 2022 This month Book Harvest welcomed Cheri Coleman to our growing team! As the Book Babies Durham Manager, she oversees all aspects of Book Babies program delivery in Durham. Cheri received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Chicago and a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. She …

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The Family Space is Now Open!

July 21, 2022 | Benay Hicks After being closed to the public since 2020, Book Harvest Durham unveiled its new Family Space at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19! The transformed 1,300-square-foot space inside the Book Harvest offices at 2501 University Drive in Durham is a brand-new colorful area full of books, wall toys, a …

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100,000 Already!?

July 14, 2022 This spring we announced our goal of providing 100,000 books to children this summer. And guess what!? It’s only July 14th and WE PASSED IT! A massive 103,503 books (and counting!) have been harvested by kids since May! Summer is incredibly important to Book Harvest, and we are passionate in our commitment …

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Books Make Everything Better

July 7, 2022 Book Harvest’s ‘Book Access Hubs’ are popping up more and more around Durham as businesses fully reopen and allow for our bookshelves to be set up. Our Book Access Hubs include doctor’s offices, daycare centers, social services, laundromats, and more! They are filled with high-interest, culturally inclusive books for children to take …

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Family Space Now Open!