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Journal of Early Childhood Literacy Publishes Findings of Book Babies Program
The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy just published "In their own words: Parents’ voices about a book-provision program", co-authored by Meytal Barak, Book Harvest's Director of Early Literacy, and Dr. Cristina Gillanders, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver.
Drawing on research conducted by the Book Babies literacy coaches, this article describes the integral role parents play in children's development, and the importance of Book Babies literacy coaches working alongside families in culturally responsive ways to create sustainable in-home literacy practices.
Save the Date: Dream Big 2023
The Dream Big Book Drive and Community Celebration will take place on MLK Day, January 16, 2023, from 1-4 PM at the Golden Belt Campus in Durham. Now in its 12th year, this family-friendly event brings together families, businesses, neighborhoods, civic groups, and more in celebration of Book Harvest's BIG DREAM: books for every child!
We are now accepting sponsors for the 2023 event.
Book Harvest Durham Hires Executive Director
Tabitha Blackwell has been named Executive Director of Book Harvest Durham effective May 25, 2022. Tabitha is responsible for all of Book Harvest’s operations and programming in Durham, the organization’s home community. Her particular focus is on scaling the reach and scope of existing programs in Durham and piloting new and innovative initiatives that provide books and literacy supports to Durham’s children and families.
Huge Success! Block Party 2022
Book Harvest’s annual Summer Block Party filled the concourse of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. The free, outdoor, community-wide event was a joyful celebration of books and National Summer Learning Week! The afternoon was action-packed, featuring fun-filled family activities and entertainment, and an abundance of free, culturally inclusive children’s books for every child – from infants to high schoolers – who chose their very own books to take home and keep forever!
Support Book Harvest: Buy Our Merch!
You, too, can sport our bright Book Harvest logo! It helps people know we exist, ultimately advancing our mission to ensure the every child has access to books, every parent has support, and every community is filled with a culture of literacy.
Plenty of sizes and colors available. Plus, Book Harvest receives a % of every item purchased!
On Wednesday, October 6th, Book Harvest launched Book Babies Bright Futures, a new college-and-career savings program for Book Harvest Durham’s Book Babies participants. With Bright Futures, Book Harvest aspires to help unlock opportunities for families to build a financial foundation to realize their children’s dreams for college or career.