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Durham Parks & Recreation and Book Harvest Partner to Install Book Boxes

News Release For Immediate Release: June 14, 2021

Durham Parks & Recreation and Book Harvest Partner to Install Book Boxes Ribbon cutting of Book Box at Edison Johnson Recreation Center on Thursday.

Durham, NC – Book Harvest and Durham Parks & Recreation are teaming up to install Book Harvest Book Boxes at Campus Hills Recreation Center and Edison Johnson Recreation Center.

To increase book abundance and access, Book Harvest plans to install twelve Book Boxes throughout Durham in 2021. The Boxes are regularly stocked with new and gently-used, culturally inclusive children’s books for children ages 0-18. Children can take home and keep the books.

The two new Book Boxes installed in partnership with DPR will be the fourth and fifth in the Durham community.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on June 17 at Edison Johnson Recreation Center at 11:30 AM. The small ribbon cutting ceremony will include representatives from Durham Parks & Recreation and Book Harvest.

What: DPR & Book Harvest Book Box Ribbon Cutting

Where: Edison Johnson Recreation Center, 500 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

When: Thursday, June 17 at 11:30 AM

About Durham Parks and Recreation Durham Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for the Durham community to Play More by connecting our whole community to wellness, the outdoors, and lifelong learning. To learn more about Durham Parks and Recreation, visit us online, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or call (919) 560-4355.

About Book Harvest: Book Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners. Since 2011, children in central North Carolina and beyond have harvested 1.5 million Book Harvest books, building home libraries. Learn more at

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Book Harvest Book Box_June 2021
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