Our friends and partners at Book Harvest are moving full-steam ahead with the Book-Rich Environments Initiative! Book Harvest bring books to all 6 of Durham's Public Housing Authority's once a month as part of their new Bringing Books Home program. The goal of this program is not to just put books in the hands of children, but to let them take them home so they can build their own home libraries!
The Herald Sun, wrote: “Our children and families are resourceful and vital members of the Durham community,” says Elvert Dorsey, resident services director at DHA. “Yet often they face obstacles to the resources that can help them succeed in school and life. In partnership with Book Harvest, we hope that all of our families will be able to share the love of reading together in their homes -- and throughout our community -- as we make the availability of books the norm everywhere they go.”
Sarah Nash, a Bringing Books Home volunteer highlights the excitement the children have when given the opportunity to choose a book: “The students’ eyes light up when they see that I’ve brought them books, and they can’t believe that they get to choose their own and build a home library."
To see what Book Harvest is up to and to see the children's eyes light up, check out the video below!