Thank you for making our 10th Annual Dream Big Book Drive a success!

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Thank you for joining us for our
10th Annual Dream Big Book Drive!

Every year on MLK Day, we celebrate the power of community and our big dream of books and literacy for all kids with our biggest event of the year: Dream Big! The celebration is part book drive, part volunteer event, part community partner fair, part festival, and all party and fun!

Dream Big Drive-Through

During our newly designed, contactless celebration of kids and books, community members were invited to drop off donations of new and gently used children’s books. Popular children’s book characters were on hand to cheer on attendees. All donated books will be provided to children in Durham and beyond through Book Harvest’s many programs. All attendees also received free, new string backpacks full of children’s books to take home and keep forever.

Dream Big Video Premiere

At noon on January 18th, we premiered the “Dream Big 2021 News Special," a 30-minute, heartwarming program starring local children as newscasters who report on their love of books and interview Book Harvest’s many supporters and fans. Watch the video below.


Run a Book Drive

A book drive is a terrific service project for schools, scout troops, congregations, civic groups, neighborhoods, book clubs, and workplaces! Sign up to run a community book drive and get a  yard sign (before they run out!).

Book Harvest gladly accepts new and gently used children’s books for young readers ages 0-18. We especially love donations of board books, picture books, Spanish and bilingual books, and books that portray ALL children, honoring diverse backgrounds, languages, abilities, and perspectives, and including stories by and about people of color. 

DOWNLOAD the Book Drive Toolkit to learn the four easy steps to a successful book drive!


Sign up! We want to know you are doing it, and we want to share the news of your activism. It takes just a minute.


Set up your book drive collection site! Choose a high-traffic location – your front porch, your office, your neighborhood gathering spot. Print a sign for your book drive collection bins.


Promote your book drive! Use this flyer to share the news of your drive with friends, family, and colleagues. Include this image in your emails, on your social media, on your website, and in your printed materials.


Deliver the books! You can drop them anytime, 24/7, in the collection bins outside our office, 2501 University Drive, in the Rockwood Shopping Center in Durham. If you're collecting in December/January, you can bring your books to our Dream Big Book Drive event. 2022 date TBD.

Look at all the amazing 2021 Dream Big Book Drives!

Do you live outside central North Carolina but want to support our cause? Run your Dream Big book drive wherever you are, and then send us your collected books via USPS media mail! Our shipping address is:

Book Harvest
2501 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Questions? Please contact Book Harvest’s Book Bank Manager Caitlyn Bergmann at caitlyn@bookharvest.org.


Dream Big Book Drives

On MLK Day every year, we collect tens of thousands of books at our annual Dream Big Book Drive and Community Celebration. Thank you to the many groups and organizations that work together to run book drives in their communities in advance of the big day. These book drives help make a successful Dream Big event every year!

A record number of book drive captains signed up to run book drives for Dream Big 2021!  Be part of the solution and help us put books in the hands of every child! Sign up now and get your book drive on this list!

  • Amberly Neighborhood
  • Andy’s Book Drive
  • Arbor Wine Club at Carolina Arbors
  • Be the Change Book Drive
  • Brightwood Trails Neighborhood
  • Brittney’s Bookshelf
  • Bull City Literacy Council
  • Cameron Woods Neighborhood
  • Carpenter Village in NW Cary
  • Chancellor's Ridge Neighborhood
  • Classical Conversations South Durham Community
  • Corbinton Commons
  • Deer Forest Neighborhood & Friends
  • de Ocampo/DiFranco family book drive
  • Downing Creek Neighborhood
  • Duke Forest Neighborhood
  • Duke Hospital Pre-Op/PACU Book Drive
  • Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs Book Drive
  • Duke Park Neighborhood
  • Duke University Libraries
  • Durham Lions Club
  • ECHHS National Honor Society
  • El Futuro
  • Eno River Academy Book Drive
  • Fairfield Neighborhood Book Drive
  • Falls of New Hope Neighborhood
  • Fighting For Our Futures
  • Forest Hills Neighborhood
  • Fortunes Ridge in Woodcroft
  • Four Pebbles Day School
  • Garner, NC
  • Garrett Farms Neighborhood
  • Governors Village Book Drive
  • Grandale Place Neighborhood
  • Hamilton Family Book Drive
  • Hendrix’s 2nd Birthday
  • Hidden Gems Book Drive
  • Highlands Neighborhood
  • Hill Learning Center Middle School Philanthropy Club
  • Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club
  • Homeschoolers of Holly Springs
  • Hope Creek Neighborhood
  • Hope Valley Farms Neighborhood
  • Ilsa Bergman’s Bat Mitzfah Book Drive
  • Jordan Pointe Neighborhood
  • Kathleen’s Piano and Voice
  • Kelly’s Birthday
  • Kendra’s Book Drive
  • Lake Ellen Community
  • Lake Hogan Farms and nearby neighborhoods
  • Larkspur 6th Grade Service Club
  • Legend Oaks Neighborhood
  • Lenovo
  • Louise Gregory’s Front Porch
  • Mangum Elementary School
  • McCaffrey Family
  • Meckley Family Book Drive
  • Millennium Sports Club
  • Montessori Community School
  • Morehead Hills Neighborhood
  • Munster Family Book Drive
  • Naylor Family
  • North Raleigh – North Ridge Neighborhood
  • North Street Community
  • Old North Durham Neighborhood
  • Pearsontown Elementary School PTA
  • Pickett Road
  • Pinebrook Hills Neighborhood
  • Poppy and Family
  • Radcliff Book Drive in Penrith
  • Reason to Read
  • Rhodo front yard
  • Richards Home
  • Rivers Edge Neighborhood
  • RTI International
  • Ruff Family Book Drive
  • Ryan Family & Friends Book Drive
  • Saxapahaw
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Preschool
  • Shkolnikov Family
  • Slane Family
  • Soccorso Family
  • Southbridge Neighborhood Book Drive
  • Southern Village Neighborhood
  • Sterling Community
  • Swauger Family Book Drive
  • Taquoia & Jade’s Neighborhood & Friends
  • Tau Gamma Delta Sorority
  • The Cedars at Bolin Forest Neighborhood
  • The Oaks at Lyon’s Farm Neighborhood
  • The Smile Shop
  • Thornandez Book Drive
  • Timberlyne and Timberlyne Estates Neighborhood
  • TMSA Book Drive
  • Trenton Neighborhood
  • Trinity Park Neighborhood
  • Trotter Ridge Neighborhood
  • TS Book Lovers
  • Tuscaloosa Lakewood Neighborhood
  • United Bank
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • Van Alen Book Drive
  • Vedang and Aditya Book Drive
  • Wake Radiology UNC REX Healthcare
  • Walltown Neighborhood
  • Watts Hospital Hillandale Neighborhood
  • WBFF – WordBear Friends Forever
  • Weaver Street Market - all four locations
  • Weldon Ridge Neighborhood
  • Westglen Neighborhood
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Winton Road

Want to see your name on this list? Sign up NOW to collect books in your neighborhood, workplace, congregation, civic group, sports team…the possibilities are endless!

Questions?  Contact us at (252) 497-BOOK, or email Book Harvest’s Communications Manager, Benay Hicks, at benay@bookharvestnc.org.


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