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Nonprofit News: Book Harvest opens new Family Space in Durham

Aug 26, 2022 | By Dane Huffman | Triangle Business Journal Book Harvest Durham opened its new 1,390-square-foot Family Space July 19 at its offices at 2501 University Drive in Durham. The area is full of books, wall toys, a magnet wall, reading nooks, and more that is designed to make it easy for children …

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ABC11 Together Perspectives for August 21, 2022

August 21, 2022 | ABC11 Every year on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Book Harvest hosts its Dream Big Book Drive. The annual event is just one of the ways Book Harvest collects new and gently used books that are then distributed to children in the Durham community. Book Harvest started in 2011 with …

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Perspective | What does college have to do with newborns? Everything, it turns out

June 29, 2022 | Carl Rist and Ginger Young, Education NC When Christina McLean of Durham signed her daughter Lauren up for Book Babies Bright Futures, a Book Harvest program that contributes $500 into a savings account for Lauren’s college or career, she was overjoyed. “I did not see just the $500,” McLean said. “I …

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Book Babies Graduation Celebrates 51 Durham Five-Year-Olds

Book Harvest Held Fifth Annual Graduation Ceremony June 7, 2022, Durham, NC — Book Harvest’s Book Babies Class of 2022 donned bright orange caps and gowns and received their diplomas on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a celebratory graduation ceremony at Forest Hills Park in Durham. Enrolled in the Book Babies program since their birth …

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The Debate Over the Best Way to Teach Reading

June 4, 2022 | The New York Times OPINION LETTERS: Readers discuss an article about a trend back to emphasizing phonics. Re “She Helped Transform Reading Lessons. Now She’s Backtracking” (front page, May 22) To the Editor: The decades-long debate over how to teach reading has flared up anew. What this and prior deliberations fail …

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Nonprofit provides literacy support for kids

BY AMY ELLIOTT DURHAMPUBLISHED 6:15 AM ET FEB. 14, 2022 DURHAM, N.C. — A nonprofit based in the Bull City continues to provide literacy support to families with young children. “Book Babies,” a program of Book Harvest, provides free books and literacy coaching from birth until a child enters kindergarten. What You Need To Know:– …

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Ginger Young Named CEO of Book Harvest

February 1, 2022 | The Mebane Foundation The Mebane Foundation is pleased to share this exciting news from Book Harvest, one of our most valued partners. I met Founder Ginger Young back in 2017 and was impressed by her vision for early childhood literacy and her desire to ensure that all children have access to …

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Durham literacy organization Book Harvest looks to expand

Liz Bell, Education NCFebruary 1, 2022 Book Harvest, a Durham-based nonprofit focused on book distribution and early childhood literacy, is looking to expand past its home turf. Over the past 10 years, the organization has given 1.6 million books to children and launched several initiatives, including Book Babies, a literacy-focused home visiting program for children’s …

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TBJ reveals 2022 class of Women in Business Awards winners

By Cameron Snipes – Associate Editor, Triangle Business JournalJan 26, 2022, 11:55am EST The Women in Business Awards program recognizes Triangle women who have proven to be dynamic and outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or community service. The judges pored through about 200 entries to come up with this …

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day in the Triangle: Events and volunteering

By Kimberly CataudellaJanuary 17, 2022 The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated each year on the third Monday in January, an official day of service. We explore King’s connections to North Carolina here, and have compiled a list of events and service opportunities happening in and around the Triangle leading up to …

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