Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program

In the spirit of Bob Hope and his dedication for bringing military families together, the program is largely driven by virtual, on-demand story time offerings that will help the USO extend its reach and connect military families around the globe through reading. The Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program focuses on:

  • Bringing story time on demand around the globe. Service members are able to read a bed-time story to their children from halfway around the globe. Service members can visit a participating USO location, record themselves reading their child’s favorite story and have that recording and book shipped home.
  • Helping military kids stay connected through reading. Recognizing the challenges military children often face when dealing with separation, BHLRP makes it possible for military kids to add a new book to their own library and share story time with someone they love by recording themselves reading and sending that recording on to the child’s special loved one.
  • Supporting local reading programs in many USO locations around the world. Local reading programs are designed to serve the unique needs of each military community. For some locations, the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program gives military spouses dealing with a loved one’s deployment a chance to spend some time with other families in similar situations. Other program events encourage kids to use their creativity and complete a craft that complements a story’s theme.

For more information, or to schedule a recording session, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

  1. Books, Bears, & Brunch 

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Navy Lodge Hawaii 1275 Saratoga Blvd. Bldg. 78 Pearl Harbor, HI 96818

    Join USO JBPHH at Navy Lodge Hawaii for refreshments and story time with selections from our Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program Library. Participants will receive a plush animal kit to take home. This event requires military base and USO Center access …

    Apr 27th, 2019 9:00 AM EDT ( 900Q)

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