Reading together strengthens relationships.
What's New with Reading Legacies
On December 6th, 2021, Betty was the featured guest on Drew Schlosberg’s “Spotlight on the Community” podcast, where she had a chance to speak on
Our team had a spectacular afternoon at Naval Base San Diego’s family holiday event! In partnership with the San Diego Strike Force, we had some
Happy Halloween from Reading Legacies! This year, we hosted “Spooky Storytime” outside the Reading Legacies Story Corner. Dozens of families and children all dressed in
Family Story Hour at Liberty Station
At Family Story Hour, parents and children can listen to and discuss a story that features a special character trait (such as courage, trust, or gratitude) AND will get to choose a new book to take home and read together!
Family Story Hours are held outside Barracks 15 at Liberty Station and are open to parents, families, and children of all ages. Through engaging families while reading a story aloud and providing take-home resources, we want to get parents and children excited about reading storybooks together.
After participating in Family Story Hour, we hope you’ll feel encouraged to continue the habit of reading at home, share about your experiences, and join us again next time!
Storybook Legacies Program
Our Storybook Legacies program (formerly known as Grandparent Storybooks) is designed to enhance intergenerational relationships by sharing memories and values through storybooks. The purpose of this program is to provide meaningful communication between generations as they read together.
Adult readers are coached and recorded on video reading a favorite book to their children, grandchildren, and other important children in their lives.Their recording and a book are sent to the family to be enjoyed and cherished time and again. A true “reading legacy” is created as readers reflect on their own memories and life experiences as they read the story aloud. It’s a gift to be treasured by generations!
- Reading Legacies Story Corner at Liberty Station
- Retirement facilities in San Diego County
- Public Libraries in San Diego County
Who We Serve
Using reading as a way to say, "I love You"
Mother and Program Beneficiary
“My son was extremely proud of the book afterward, carrying it around with him everywhere. He then later decides to re-read the book to his baby brother!”
Father and Program Beneficiary
3 Steps You Can Take
To Positively Impact the Life Of A Child
Your contribution helps bring families together through the magic of reading. These experiences make an important difference in the lives of children.
Our work would not be possible without the dedication of our incredible volunteers. Whether you’re a parent, a student, or just looking to give back to your community, we’ll help you find a volunteer role that’s right for you.
3. Make a Lasting Impact
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, thousands of children are read to through our programs each year. All of our donors and volunteers receive our quarterly and annual reports to stay up-to-date on the impact they’ve made in the lives of children and families.