Book Harvest at Theatre Collects More Than 20,000 Books

Scores of volunteers and donors celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the successful Dream Big Book Drive at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 19).

According to ABC-11, more than 20,000 books were collected by Book Harvest NC — a nonprofit which has provided more than 200,000 books to needy children in the Triangle Region over the past three years.

Among those present at the book drive were the NC LiteracyCorps, the TROSA team, the Scrap Exchange, Durham Magazine, Durham Mayor Bill Bell, First Book's Veronica Creech, ABC 11’s Tisha Powell, Duke University’s Maky the Lemur, the Durham Bulls mascot Wool E. Bull and Carolina Theatre Director of Development Treat Harvey.

Book Harvest aims to help disadvantaged children gain access to books through these drives. The organization links its cause to Dr. King because of his enduring wishes for equality and social justice for all children regardless of race or economic status.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham, its staff and donors were proud to host and participate in such a worthwhile day. Thanks to all who helped make it a success.

Check out the gallery below to see more photos of the day from social media.

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