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.
USO-Metro is proud to take this program ON THE ROAD through our Field Operations team and our Mobile USO!
To schedule a reading session outside our BWI Airport Lounge location, please contact programsandservices@USOMetro.org. Include “Bob Hope Legacy Reading” in the subject line.
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.
Join Our Mailing List
Sign up to receive the latest news about events and programs being offered at our USO-Metro center locations.
Request Unit Support
USO-Metro is honored to serve our local service men and women, whenever, wherever you need us! Each month USO-Metro receives requests for d…
Request the Mobile USO
Acting as a USO center on wheels, USO-Metro’s Mobile USO and Mini-Mobile USO offer service members in National Capital Region the same grea…
USO-Metro’s Ticketline connects community organizations, companies and individuals who would like to donate tickets to the local military p…
Beyond the Base
Beyond the Base provides an opportunity for service members and family members to explore the unique and diverse communities that surround …
Service members and their families are brought together in an exciting way to meet new people in their community.
Calling All Couples
This is a time for military couples to escape their normal routine and enjoy time together. Couples will have the opportunity to make memor…
Events for Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members and Caregivers
The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore supports service members and their families who are recovering and receiving treatment at NSA …