Reading together strengthens relationships.
What's New with Reading Legacies
Reading Legacies Featured in the San Diego Foundation News & Notes Publication
‘Magical’ Work with Early Literacy February 10, 2023 By San Diego Foundation Working with Reading Legacies’ Book Bridges program has been a transformative experience for
Family Story Hour with Stephen Tako- December 18, 2022
On December 18, Reading Legacies hosted a holiday-themed Family Story Hour at Liberty Station. Children’s book author and anti-bullying advocate, Stephen Tako, shared his Junga
President and Founder, Betty Mohlenbrock is honored at the Women in Leadership Luncheon- Oct. 21, 2022
The Women in Leadership Luncheon has been held every year for the past twenty years by the San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce
Family Story Hour at Liberty Station
At Family Story Hour, parents and children can listen to and discuss stories read by local children’s book authors. It is held outside Barracks 15 (North Promenade field) at Liberty Station and it is open to parents, families, and children of all ages. Through engaging families, while reading a story aloud we want to get grandparents, 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 your experiences, and join us again next time!
Stay tuned for our next Family Story Hour.
Storybook Inspirations Program
Our Storybook Inspirations program 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!
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Joyride Bookshop, a children’s bookshop in San Diego, aims to provide a space for all children to discover the wonder, humanity, and capacity of books created and curated just for them. We believe in the inherent possibility of a story, and we believe in community partnerships. We want to be a resource for equal representation, independent publishers, books in translation, and books in native languages. We value the stories of complex characters and the ideas of underrepresented authors and illustrators.
Location and hours:
2750 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 104
10 AM-5 PM Thursday- Saturday
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.
Click here to learn about our current volunteer opportunities.
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.