Book Harvest to Host Annual Book Drive on MLK Day

By Thomasi McDonald, INDY Week
JAN. 10, 2022

Book Harvest’s 11th annual book day of literature and fun will take place at Durham Central Park from 1-4 p.m.

Handing a book to a child living in the most impoverished conditions and introducing them to the joys of reading can be a transformative, life-changing experience.

A well-read child will eventually learn: the world is certainly bigger than their heads, but what’s inside their heads can be so much bigger than the world around them.

Next week, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Durham nonprofit Book Harvest will host its aptly-named “Dream Big Book Drive and Community Celebration” in the downtown district.

Book Harvest is located in the city’s Rockwood District. For over a decade, the nonprofit has given away books to children and families who need them to promote lifelong literacy and academic success.

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