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  • Writer's pictureZarria Bratts

It's Time to Dream Big!

Round up your friends and family and get ready to DREAM BIG on MLK Day! We couldn’t be more excited for our 13th annual Dream Big Book Drive on January 15 from 1-4pm at the vibrant Golden Belt Campus! Since 2011, the local community has gathered on MLK Day to donate children’s books, volunteer their time, and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - whose invocation to serve continues to spark inspiration and establish a sense of fellowship amongst the community. This annual event encourages everyone to celebrate the power of community and our big dream of books, literacy and justice for all kids!

Learn more about this year's event - in under a minute!

“The Dream Big Book Drive & Community Celebration is an expansive and cherished book drive that occurs between December and January, culminating in a community wide celebration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,” said Tabitha Blackwell, Executive Director of Book Harvest Durham.

We hope you can join us for a celebratory afternoon of events and entertainment, both indoors and outdoors! Community members are invited to bring donations of new and gently used children’s books (for ages 0-18) to the Dream Big event on January 15; a drive-through option to drop off books will also be available. Donated books will be available to families in Durham and beyond through Book Harvest’s many programs, which provide books and literacy support to children starting at birth. Don’t forget to grab a complimentary treat, take part in an activity, or create your very own craft with our awesome community partners. Check out our website for more information about the BIG day!

We want to give a huge thank you to the 37+ book drive captains who have enthusiastically signed up to run Dream Big book drives all throughout the Triangle, our amazing sponsors who help to support and fuel our Big Dream, the wonderful community partners who help bring life to the event, and our cherished community members who continue to support us every year!

A special thank you to our Dream Big 2024

Lead, Aspire, and Reach Sponsors!

Lead Sponsors:

Hendrick Subaru Southpoint

Mebane Foundation

Written Word Media

The Forest at Duke

Aspire Sponsors: 

Golden Belt Campus

Pinnacle Financial Partners on N. Duke Street

Wyrick Robbins

Triangle Media Partners


Boston Consulting Group

Reach Sponsors: 


Elms Lane Realty Group

Leininger-Hugh Crew

Kitty Bell

Urban Durham Realty

City of Durham

Participate Learning

Two Men and a Truck


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