How Reading Helped to Influence Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 13, 2023

Most Americans know and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of our nation’s foremost American Civil Rights leaders, great thinkers, and important shapers of history. However, before Dr. King was any of those things, he was first a reader. His love of reading and passion for knowledge helped to set the tone for […]

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Winter Holiday Books to Read Together

Dec 15, 2022

The holidays are upon us and if you haven’t already, now is the time to record those favorite holiday books for your family to read together this season. Whether you’re away from home or just away from extended family, the best gift to give is a United Through Reading storytime recording. Here are some of […]

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Carter’s Charitable Foundation Impacts Military Families Worldwide

Dec 7, 2022

Read-aloud storytime is a crucial component in children’s healthy development and essential for literacy skills. According to a National Academies of Sciences study, reading stories aloud is associated with positive child outcomes in emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and social competence. For our longtime partner Carter’s, the well-being of children and families is their core focus. They […]

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International Volunteer Day: Grateful is an Understatement

Dec 5, 2022

From the desk of Tim Farrell, CEO:  How does one appropriately express gratitude to those who do so much without asking for anything in return? Take United Through Reading volunteer Cori Trumbull for instance. Cori is a military spouse who has adopted #UTR as a mission to which she devotes her valuable time, energy, and […]

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Veterans Day in the Classroom with UTR

Nov 23, 2022

This year, United Through Reading celebrated Veterans Day with 650 classrooms from preschool through high school seniors around the world with a virtual Story Time with a Service Member.   United Through Reading spread the word to educators about the program via social media for weeks leading up to Veterans Day. Teachers from over 200 schools […]

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Highlights from Storybook Ball 2022

Nov 9, 2022

United Through Reading’s 14th annual Storybook Ball was a memorable evening. The gala took place last weekend in San Diego bringing together nearly three hundred corporate executives, senior military leaders, long-time supporters, and military families to celebrate the connections United Through Reading enables for military service members, no matter their distance. We are thrilled to […]

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Preview our 14th Annual Storybook Ball

Nov 5, 2022

United Through Reading’s 14th annual Storybook Ball takes place on November, 5, 2022 in San Diego. The gala brings together San Diego’s community of corporate executives, senior military leaders, long-time supporters, and military families to celebrate the connections United Through Reading enables for military service members, no matter their distance. Here’s what to expect at […]

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We did it: Read for the Record

Nov 1, 2022

Big Dreams were achieved with United Through Reading during this year’s Read for the Record campaign. Read for the Record, organized by Jumpstart, is the world’s largest shared reading experience to celebrate children’s early language and social-emotional development. United Through Reading lead readings at 30 locations, including the Armed Services YMCA in Hampton Roads, VA. […]

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Read for the Record with United Through Reading

Oct 25, 2022

It’s not too late to join United Through Reading to Read for the Record this Thursday, October 27, 2022.  Read for the Record, organized by Jumpstart, is the world’s largest shared reading experience to celebrate children’s early language and social-emotional development.  Tim Farrell, CEO of United Through Reading, says, “we’re excited to partner with Jumpstart to […]

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