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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

Barber Shop Bookshelf

April 7, 2022 | Benay Hicks

Book Harvest took a journey southeast! You can now find a bookshelf brimming with culturally inclusive children’s books at Jimmy’s Barber & Beauty Salon in Whiteville, NC, a town of just 5,000 people in Columbus County.

Jimmy’s Barber Shop was founded by Mr. Jimmy Clarida in 1992. The bright white storefront stands out with a green awning, sign, and front door; the shop is known for its friendly atmosphere and professional stylists. And because Book Harvest believes that learning happens everywhere, including barber shops, it’s now the home of a brand new bookshelf!

Chnita Godwin, a Book Harvest volunteer (and the mom of a beloved Book Harvest employee), will keep the bookshelf maintained and filled with children’s books from Book Harvest. We are grateful to her and Jimmy for helping Book Harvest promote a culture of literacy and ensure that children and families find books in community spaces.

Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Godwin set up the new Book Harvest bookshelf at Jimmy’s Barber and Beauty Salon in Whiteville, NC.


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