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.
Download the Book Drive Toolkit to learn the four easy steps to a successful book drive!
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.
Deliver the books! You can deliver your books 24/7 at our office (2501 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707). Currently, we are accepting donations through our two large contactless donation bins in front of our office. 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.
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 Communications Manager, Benay Hicks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.