USO Reading Program

USO Reading Program connects military families around the globe through reading. The program is primarily driven by virtual, on-demand story time offerings that will help the USO extend its reach to service members and their families to keep them connected to family, home and country.

  • Service members can read bedtime stories 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 sent to the family.

  • Recognizing the challenges military children often face when dealing with separation, USO Reading Program makes it possible for military kids to add a new book to their 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.

  • Local reading programs are designed to serve the unique needs of each military community. For some locations, the USO Reading Program gives military spouses dealing with a loved one’s deployment a chance to spend 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.

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