Run a Book Drive

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

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.

Plus, it's Dream Big Book Drive season! All books donated, collected, and/or purchased between December 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023 will count toward our Dream Big Book Drive total.

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


Register your Book Drive with Book Harvest. We want to know you are hosting a book drive, and we want to share the news of your activism. It just takes a minute.


Get a tub/bin/basket and 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 graphic 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. You can access more photos and our logo here.


Deliver the books! You can bring your books to the 2023 Dream Big Book Drive on January 16 from 1-4 PM at the Golden Belt Campus in Durham. You can also deliver your books to Book Harvest Durham (2501 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707) Tuesday - Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM. We also accept smaller donations 24/7 via our two donation bins located in front of Book Harvest. You can access these bins any time.

Hold a Virtual Book Drive

Live far away or would simply rather do a book drive online? You can run a Virtual Book Drive! Books can be purchased from Book Harvest's online wish list through The Regulator, an independent book store in Durham. Upon registering, groups will be given a special code to use upon checking out to ensure that the books they purchase will go toward their goal. The books will be shipped directly to The Regulator, who will ensure they get to Book Harvest at Dream Big on January 16.

Register your book drive to get started. *Virtual book drives require 7 days notice.

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