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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

Will you DREAM BIG with us?

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager

As a friend of Book Harvest reading this blog, you already know that we work all year long to ensure that all our community’s children are growing up with plenty of books. Many of you are volunteers, committee members, liaisons, board members, book drive captains, organization partners, or other members of our community that help us realize that goal! But did you know that once a year, we pull out all the stops for our Dream Big Book Drive?


Dream Big is our annual community-wide celebration of diversity, literacy, and book ownership for all children. Schools, workplaces, congregations, civic groups, families, and individuals come together at this event, and we invite everyone to round up books and bring them to Durham Central Park on MLK Day, January 18 from 1-4 p.m.


Please help us realize our dream that ALL our children can grow up surrounded by books–start collecting books NOW for Dream Big! The books collected during this event will stock our Community Book Bank shelves and Books on Break distributions all year long. But we can’t fill our boxes to overflowing without the help of everyone in our community. So now is the time to start collecting books!

Want to know how to get started?

  1. SIGN UP! Register to run a book drive in your neighborhood, school, congregation, or workplace! Download all the tools you’ll need for your drive from our online toolkit.

  2. SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers about the event, and invite them to join you on January 18 from 1-4 p.m. at Durham Central Park!

  3. LEARN MORE! Get all the details on Facebook and on our website!

  4. READ ABOUT OUR SPONSORS! Wondering who the great people are who make Dream Big possible? Check out the list!


Check out this fun video montage from last year’s Dream Big Book Drive…and mark your calendar now to join us in 2016!

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