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Bringing Books to Children with Book Harvest

November 15, 2022 | Amber Freeman, My Carolina Watch the clip: https://www.cbs17.com/my-carolina/bringing-books-to-children-with-book-harvest/

Perspective | How Rescue Plan funds are helping kids across North Carolina

November 14, 2022 | By Adam Sotak, Education NC From diapers to housing, historic American Rescue Plan funds have created huge opportunities to address local needs. Local governments and school boards across North Carolina are using those funds to make innovative investments in the community groups that know their populations best. A new tool from …

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‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ Organization making Durham ‘the City of Books’ one book box at a time

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 |By Cindy Bae via  It took less than minute on Wednesday for two-year-old Michael to decide what he wanted to read from the Book Box at the Edison Johnson Recreation Center. The winner, a book about Shrek, brought laughter to Michael alongside his grandmother, Christy Hinkle, who’s familiar with the green and …

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‘City of Books:’ Dozens of new book boxes to appear in Durham communities

October 26, 2022 | By Monica Casey, WRAL Durham reporter DURHAM, N.C. — Durham-based non-profit Book Harvest provides new and used books in “book boxes” around the city. New federal funding means they’ll be able to expand their reach, adding more than 60 new boxes. The non-profit has 14 boxes throughout Durham, but over the next three …

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People & Places: Durham Magazine October/November 2022

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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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