Spark Your Imagination & Dream Big!

January 5, 2023 | Bria Davenport

It’s a brand new year and time to DREAM BIG! The new year always brings a feeling of hope, everyone has so much energy to dream and use their imaginations to think about how great of a year it can be! Book Harvest’s Dream Big Book Drive honors the legacy of Dr. King, whose invocation to serve continues to inspire and galvanize the community. This annual event invites everyone to help all children realize their big dreams by ensuring they have an abundance of books to spark their imaginations and build their brains.

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“We see the joy of books come alive year after year on MLK Day. when hundreds gather to help realize our vision of a world in which reading, learning, and access to information are considered rights, not privileges – so that all children can thrive.” said Tabitha Blackwell, Executive Director of Book Harvest Durham.

Book Harvest will host its 12th annual Dream Big Book Drive and Community Celebration on the afternoon of Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 16 – from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Golden Belt Campus in Durham (a new location!)

We hope you choose to kick off the year with us in a special way, and that it will spark your imagination to dream big this year! Community members are invited to bring donations of new and gently used children’s books (for ages 0-18) to the Dream Big event on January 16; a drive-through option to drop off books will be available. Donated books will be available to families in Durham and beyond through Book Harvest’s many programs, providing books and literacy support to children starting at birth. Plus there will be entertainment & activities to enjoy for the duration of the event. Find out more here!

Thank you to the 67 Book Drive Captains who are using their imaginations & collecting books for us in very creative ways, the 56 sponsors who are making the event possible, the community partners joining us, the dozens of volunteers offering their time and talents, and to our beloved community for supporting us every step of the way.

A special thank you to our Dream Big 2023
Lead, Aspire, and Reach Sponsors!

Lead Sponsors:

Hendrick Subaru Southpoint
Mebane Charitable Foundation
The Forest at Duke Retirement Community
Written Word Media

Aspire Sponsors:

Scholastic
Duke University Libraries
Golden Belt Campus
Participate Learning
Cardinal Retirement Planning, Inc

Reach Sponsors:

Strata Clean Energy
DPR Construction
Elms Lane Realty Group
Kathryn Bell
The Leininger-Hugh Crew
Lenovo
Mary Rae Hunter with Urban Durham Realty
Signature Bank
Durham Magazine
Chapel Hill Magazine