Welcome to Reading Legacies

  • Reading Legacies’ mission is to facilitate supportive relationships for children through family and friends reading aloud with them.
  • Our vision is that all children will feel the security of caring adult relationships and develop a love of reading through the read aloud experience.
  • Our programs are provided year round in 16 sites throughout San Diego County with the help of over 200 volunteers.
  • Since our inception in 2009, over 49,500 children, youth and family members have shared a storybook together through our programs.

Reading Legacies in the New York Times

Reading Legacies was just featured in The New York Times! We are thrilled, inspired and immensely proud of our program participants who shared their stories. The article titled “Storytime Lets Fathers Form Bonds From Behind Bars” takes a look at the real value of the read-aloud experience to families separated by incarceration. Read the full story

book bridges

Strengthening family bonds by incorporating reading aloud in families separated by incarceration and addiction.

first teachers

Parents learn to trust their instincts, gather resources, and read aloud regularly to prepare their children for success in school.

grandparent storybooks

Forming meaningful communication between generations as seniors read aloud to their family members.

youth readers

High school students learn leadership and public service by reading aloud to children in their community.

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Our Office

2750 Historic Decatur Rd.
Barracks 15 • Ste. 210
San Diego, CA 92106
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