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 or grandchildren even when they are physically separated from the children for any reason. 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 Sarah Huber at reading@usoindiana.org.

Upcoming Events

  1. Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program @ 122nd AFB 

    USO Ft. Wayne Center

    122nd Fighter Wing 3005 Ferguson Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46809

    We will be offering the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program from 1030-1230 to the Service Members at the 122nd. DFAC. Come by, choose a storybook and be recorded so that you can share a story with your children even when you are physically not home with…

    Jul 14th, 2019 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

  2. Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program @ 384th MP 

    USO Ft. Wayne Center

    384th MP 2233 Nuttman Ave Fort Wayne, IN

    We will be offering the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program from 1100-1300 to the Service Members at the 384th. Come by, choose a storybook and be recorded so that you can share a story with your children even when you are physically not home with them.

    Aug 4th, 2019 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

  3. Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program @ 122nd AFB 

    USO Ft. Wayne Center

    122nd Fighter Wing 3005 Ferguson Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46809

    We will be offering the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program from 1030-1230 to the Service Members at the 122nd. DFAC. Come by, choose a storybook and be recorded so that you can share a story with your children even when you are physically not home with…

    Aug 18th, 2019 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

  4. Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program @ 384th MP 

    USO Ft. Wayne Center

    384th MP 2233 Nuttman Ave Fort Wayne, IN

    We will be offering the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program from 1100-1300 to the Service Members at the 384th. Come by, choose a storybook and be recorded so that you can share a story with your children even when you are physically not home with them.

    Sep 8th, 2019 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

  5. Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program @ 122nd AFB 

    USO Ft. Wayne Center

    122nd Fighter Wing 3005 Ferguson Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46809

    We will be offering the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program from 1030-1230 to the Service Members at the 122nd. DFAC. Come by, choose a storybook and be recorded so that you can share a story with your children even when you are physically not home with…

    Sep 15th, 2019 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

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