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. SPANG 01.20.21 BHLRP READING 

    USO Spangdahlem Center

    Brickhouse Classroom

    Our Reading Recording for the month

    Jan 20th, 2021 2:30 PM CET (1430A)

  2. BAUM Jan. 22nd, Bob Hope Reading Legacy Day 

    USO Baumholder

    USO Baumholder Smith Barracks Bldg 8106

    Baumholder USO is holding another Bob Hope Reading Legacy Day. Service members and there families are invited to record themselves reading a book to loved ones back home. We will then mail the recording and the book to their families back home. Regi…

    Jan 22nd, 2021 2:00 PM CET (1400A)

  3. BAUM Feb. 1st, 19:00 Virtual Story Time & Craft 

    USO Baumholder

    Baumholder USO will be hosting a virtual story time and craft for kids. We will be reading a story to the kids and giving them instructions on how to make a craft at home that accompanies the story.

    Feb 1st, 2021 7:00 PM CET (1900A)

  4. SPANG 02.09.21 Bob Hope Virtual Read Along & Craft To Go 

    USO Spangdahlem Center

    Facebook Live

    We are celebrating Black History month with a virtual read along and a craft kit to go!

    Feb 9th, 2021 3:00 PM CET (1500A)

  5. SPANG 02.17.21 BHLRP READING 

    USO Spangdahlem Center

    Brickhouse classroom

    Our monthly reading

    Feb 17th, 2021 2:30 PM CET (1430A)

  6. BAUM Feb. 22nd, 19:00 Virtual Story Time & Craft 

    USO Baumholder

    Baumholder USO will be hosting a virtual story time and craft for kids. We will be reading a story to the kids and giving them instructions on how to make a craft at home that accompanies the story.

    Feb 22nd, 2021 7:00 PM CET (1900A)

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