Run a Book Drive

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

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!


Sign up! We want to know you are doing it, and we want to share the news of your activism. It takes just a minute.


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 our 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.

Do you live outside central North Carolina but want to support our cause? Run your Dream Big book drive wherever you are, and then send us your collected books via USPS media mail! Our shipping address is:

Book Harvest
2501 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Questions? Please contact Book Harvest’s Book Bank Manager Caitlyn Bergmann at

Get Books!