Book Bank

The Book Bank is Book Harvest's receiving, sorting, and distribution center for all books. It provides ready access to books for children and families by transforming book deserts into book-rich environments and helping children and families build home libraries stocked with books they love.

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Organizations: Request books from the Book Bank

Please complete the form. Please note that Book Harvest's goal is book ownership. Every book we provide through our Book Bank is intended to go home with a child to keep.

Families: Get Books from the Book Bank

Due to COVID-19, we adapted our book provision procedures. Families seeking books are invited to attend our bi-weekly Grab-and-Go events. Click the link to learn more.

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Working together to create book-rich environments

Through partnerships with health clinics, social service agencies, and other community organizations that serve children and families, we are able to provide books each week to local children! Through free bookshelves in lobbies and waiting areas, book tables at community events, and other mechanisms, we make sure that children and families who are taking advantage of services offered by these partner organizations also have access to free books anytime they visit that partner. Children always get to select their own books, there is no limit to the number of books they can take, and they get to keep them forever.

Book Bank is Book Harvest’s cornerstone program, with 42 locations around the community in partnership with local organizations. (Please note: the majority of our locations aren't currently in operation due to COVID-19). Since 2011, children have selected over 850,000 books through Book Bank! 

Outdoor Book Bank Boxes will start popping up around Durham mid-2021. Stay tuned for the launch of this project!

For more information about the Book Bank, contact Book Bank Manager Caitlyn Bergmann at caitlyn@bookharvest.org.

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