November is Month of the Military Family!

November is the Month of the Military Family, and at United Through Reading we want to take the opportunity to thank the families we serve for all they sacrifice during the year. It’s an honor to  serve these resilient families by keeping them connected through the read aloud experience. We’re happy … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Named Recipient of 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Award

San Diego based nonprofit, United Through Reading, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, awarding the nonprofit $50,000. United Through Reading has been selected for its significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy … [Read more...]

UTR’s 7th Annual Storybook Ball is Around the Corner!

This year’s Storybook Ball will celebrate the 26th anniversary of United Through Reading connecting nearly two million military moms, dads and children through the power of the read-aloud experience. And, we relish the opportunity to say thank you to those who join us in believing that all military … [Read more...]

In used book, woman finds UTR video of soldier reading to his daughter

Thanks to a perfect stranger, Sherrie Harper, who found a UTR video in her copy of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and decided to begin a search to find its intended owner. Thanks Sherrie, for helping this special story find its home! SANDY, Ore. -- Some kids in Sandy now have a piece … [Read more...]

USS George Washington (CVN 73) families connect with United Through Reading

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai, USS George Washington Public Affairs USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, Pacific Ocean – Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) are utilizing the ship’s United Through Reading program to stay connected with their families. “United Through Reading … [Read more...]

Join us for the 7th annual Storybook Ball in Coronado, CA

This year’s Storybook Ball will celebrate the 26th anniversary of United Through Reading’s remarkable efforts to connect nearly two million military moms, dads and children through the power of reading aloud. Business and military leaders, elected officials, corporations, and other United Through … [Read more...]

United Through Reading in TODAY Parents’ “Parenting over Skype”

United Through Reading was recently featured in TODAY Parents' "Parenting over Skype: 7 lessons from military families."   On the Fourth of July three years ago, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ted Freese celebrated two big events: the birth of his country and the birth of his son, … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Hosted 2nd Annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C.

More than 300 friends and supporters of United Through Reading gathered last Wednesday, May 20, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., for the 2nd Annual Tribute to Military Families in order to celebrate families who have forged meaningful connections through the read aloud … [Read more...]

The USCG Reads Across America with United Through Reading

This year, on March 2, service members near and far were grabbing their Cat-in-the-Hat hats, succumbing to hat hair, and navigating the tongue twisting rhymes of the beloved Dr. Seuss. Why? It was the National Education Association's Read Across America day and they read to honor the famous … [Read more...]

United Through Reading on U-T TV

Thanks to U-T TV for highlighting United Through Reading last week.  Our National Program Manager, Samantha Hagan-Lingad had fun talking about our new technology pilot. … [Read more...]