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!
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!
donated their time, talent, and energy!
The following community partners helped make the 2023 Book Harvest Summer Block Party a success:
The Bull City Wood Shop
The Carolina Theatre
Child Care Referral Central, at CCSA
Communities in Schools
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
Every Child NC
Gift of Knowledge Academy
Happy Dan the Magic Man
Legal Aid of North Carolina
North Carolina Education Corps
PBS North Carolina
The Poetry Fox
The Village Durham
The Wonder Lab
United Way of the Greater Triangle
Weaver Street Market
Welcome Baby Resource Center
Wool E. Bull
You Can Vote.org
Book Harvest is thankful for support from:
Durham's Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Wegmans, Chapel Hill