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The 2023 Summer Block Party was a success!

Book Harvest’s annual Summer Block Party filled the concourse of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 1 to 4 p.m.


The free, outdoor event was a joyful celebration of books, summer, and community! The afternoon was action-packed, featuring fun-filled family activities and entertainment, and an abundance of free, culturally inclusive children’s books for every child – from infants to high schoolers – who chose their very own books to take home and keep forever!

Crowd of people with books
3,500+ Attendees
filled the concourse of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park!


7,485 Children's Books
were chosen by kids to take home and keep forever!


34 Community Partners
offered entertainment, resources, and fun!


60 Volunteers
donated their time, talent, and energy!
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The following community partners helped make the 2023 Book Harvest Summer Block Party a success:

Bike Durham

The Bull City Wood Shop

The Carolina Theatre

Child Care Referral Central, at CCSA

Communities in Schools

Digital Durham

Durham Fire Department

Durham Children's Initiative

Durham Network of Care and Alliance Health

Durham County Health Department:

Maternal and Child Health

Durham Public Schools

Durham's Partnership for Children

DPS Foundation

Every Child NC

Gift of Knowledge Academy

Go Durham

Happy Dan the Magic Man


KIPP Durham

Legal Aid of North Carolina

North Carolina Education Corps

PBS North Carolina

The Poetry Fox

The Village Durham

The Wonder Lab

Total Koality

United Way of the Greater Triangle

Weaver Street Market

Welcome Baby Resource Center

Wool E. Bull

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Book Harvest is thankful for support from:

TROSA Moving
Durham's Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Wegmans, Chapel Hill

2023 Block Party Photos

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