People & Places
Durham Dreams Big B Y AN N A ELSASSER
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Book Harvest held its eighth annual Dream Big Book Drive & Community Celebration. Some 1,100 people volunteered and celebrated at Rhythms Live Music Hall – the largest turnout since the event’s inception in 2012. Seventyfour groups ran book drives in their neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and organizations to collect 42,183 books during the event and throughout the month of January. Thanks to sponsors like Hendrick Subaru Southpoint, Duke University Libraries and the United Way of the Greater Triangle, Book Harvest raised $116,100 in donations. The event also gave community members an opportunity to both honor Dr. King and engage with Book Harvest’s literacy initiative in a meaningful way.
1 Volunteers work together to sort and count donated books. 2 Dream Big sponsor Triangle Park Chapter of The Links members donate their time to the event every year.
PHOTO BY SCOTT VAN MANEN
PHOTO BY JEANNA WHITE
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