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Save the Date: January 15, 2024!


Golden Belt Campus
800 Taylor St.
Durham, NC 27701

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 2023 included:

Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Wool E. Bull
Marbles Kids Museum
Man Man the Mini Horse with Saddle Up and Read
Bull City Woodshop
Kathi's Klowns Face Painting
The Poetry Fox
"Touch a Truck" with Two Men and A Truck
Bouncing Bulldogs
Durham Fire Department
Free Popcorn from Mad Popper
Total Koality
Mr. A's Beignets Food Truck
City of Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham’s Partnership for Children
Gift of Knowledge Academy
Novel Effect
Book Babies
Weaver Street Market

Safia with My Very Favorite 2022

Run a Dream Big Book Drive

Are you interested in collecting books for Book Harvest's 12th annual Dream Big Book Drive? You can have a traditional drive, an online drive, or a mix of both! All books donated/collected/purchased between December 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023 will count toward our Dream Big Book Drive total.

A book drive is a terrific service project for schools, workplaces, congregations, civic groups, neighborhoods, book clubs, and scout troops.

Check out the Dream Big Book Drive 2022-2023 Toolkit!

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.

Questions?  Contact us at (252) 497-BOOK, or email Book Harvest’s Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, Benay Hicks, at benay@bookharvest.org.

Register Your Dream Big Book Drive

Download the Dream Big Book Drive Toolkit

Dream Big Book Drives 2022-2023

  • 751 South Neighborhood
  • Accenture
  • AFHS Hispanic Honor Society Book Drive
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter
  • Aon - Black Professional Network
  • Apex Skip-Its
  • Aspire Employee Resource Group
  • Baptist Grove Church, Raleigh, NC
  • BeUButterfly Children's Books
  • Bull City ArtPlay
  • Brightwood Trails Neighborhood
  • Carolina Friends School
  • Carpenter Village Book Drive
  • Cary Starbucks
  • Clifton and Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
  • Code Wiz Durham Book Drive
  • Deer Forest Neighborhood and Friends
  • Duke University Communications
  • Durham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc
  • Durham Fire Department
  • Duke University Libraries
  • Elliott’s monster book drive
  • Falls of New Hope
  • Family Connects International
  • Fighting For Our Future
  • Flyleaf Books
  • The Forest at Duke
  • Golden Fig Books
  • Grimsley High School
  • Highlands Neighborhood
  • Hendrix’s and Maxwell’s Book Drive
  • Jewish for Good
  • KEC -BookDrive
  • Kehillah Synagogue
  • Kontek Systems. Inc.
  • Lakewood Montessori Middle School Book Drive
  • LEAD and APA Book Drive
  • Legend Oaks Neighborhood
  • Lenovo
  • Letters Bookshop
  • Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Book Drive
  • Ms. Lenster’s Neighborhood
  • Ms. United World 2023 Book Drive
  • Naylor Family Book Drive
  • Nutanix NuShades Employee Resource Group
  • Page 158
  • Pearsontown Elementary School PTA
  • Pompieri Pizza
  • Powell Family Book Drive
  • Read With Me
  • The Regulator Bookshop
  • Resurrection Church Book Drive
  • Rivers Edge Neighborhood Book Drive
  • Ridgefield/Briarcliff neighborhood drive
  • Ruby’s 14th Birthday Book Drive
  • Ruff Family Book Drive
  • Russell Lacy Music
  • The Sean Ingram Academy Book Drive
  • Signature Bank - One City Center
  • Slane Family Book Drive
  • So & So Books
  • Southbridge Neighborhood Book Drive
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Southpoint Manor (Ella R) Book Drive
  • Strata Clean Energy
  • Talbot Book Harvest
  • Teller Elementary Book Drive
  • Timberlyne and Timberlyne Estates Book Drive
  • Toledo Lopez@Selah Inspiration Book Drive
  • Triangle Day School
  • United Bank
  • University Chiropractic Book Drive
  • UNC General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • UNC Press
  • Weaver Street Market
  • Westminster School for Young Children
  • Whole Mama Yoga
  • The Wonder Lab Book Drive
  • Woods Charter School Book Drive
  • Young Girls Ministry- Southside CoC