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Babies with book

for every child.

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books harvested by families since 2011


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About Book Harvest

Book Harvest is internationally recognized for its work to transform children's literacy. Since 2011, Book Harvest has provided more than 2 million books to families in North Carolina, ensuring that parents have the tools and power to ignite and strengthen their children's literacy. With programs that are grounded in evidence, Book Harvest believes that literacy starts at birth, at home, with parents, and with books. 

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The Opportunity

Eighty percent of brain development happens in the first three years of life. Imagine the possibilities for all children when they grow up surrounded by books and stories, words and ideas — starting at birth.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Our Response

We nourish young brains by filling their worlds with an abundance of books. And we partner with parents from the time their children are born, to ensure that parents are equipped with everything they need to help their children thrive.

It’s a response that fuels imagination and sparks joy.

Our Impact

More than 2,000,000 Book Harvest books have been harvested by children since 2011. Books are the catalyst for robust vocabularies, empathy, curiosity, and creativity – and the foundation for a lifelong love of reading.

It’s an impact that is transforming lives, book by book.

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We love that there is actually structured guidance for teaching our child to read, and the basic foundations of literacy, in addition to getting the tools (books) to do it with.

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