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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

Book Harvest to Host Annual Summer Block Party

July 13 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

What: Book Harvest’s annual Summer Block Party is a free community-wide event celebrating summer and books. The afternoon will include family activities and entertainment, highlighted by an abundance of free culturally inclusive children’s books for every child – from infants to high schoolers – to take home. The first 300 attendees will receive $5 for concessions.


Who: Representatives from Book Harvest; community members; The Poetry Fox; Wool E. Bull; Happy Dan the Magic Man; Morehead Planetarium & Science Center; The Bull City Woodshop; Bike Durham; over 30 other local organizations and civic entities (listed here).

When: Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701; parking and admission are free

Why: Book Harvest believes that growing up with an abundance of books, from birth, is essential for children to flourish and to create healthy communities.



About Book Harvest:  

Book Harvest is internationally recognized for its work to transform children's literacy. Since 2011, Book Harvest has provided over two 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, in the home, powered by parents, and nourished with books. Learn more at

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