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Posted: June 1, 2020

Story Time in the Park

Mondays-Thursdays through July 16 at city and county parks

Story Time in the Park was created to get books into the hands of kids! It is key to preventing summer learning loss. 

This summer's Story Time in the Park has been modified to accommodate the public health order for social distancing. 

APS Title I Family Engagement will provide a book bag of quality children’s literature, reading strategies, lesson ideas, and parent “tip-sheets” for families reading at home. 

  • Book bags will be distributed Monday-Thursday June 8-July 16 at a number of Summer Lunch Meal Sites in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
  • Teachers will distribute one bag per vehicle until they run out.

  • Grab and Go lunch is served Monday-Friday. Times vary by site. 

The aim of Story Time in the Park is to support families so they can guide their children toward reading proficiency and a life-long joy of reading.

Research shows that young children who have access to books in the home, and who are read aloud to regularly, have the best chance of becoming successful readers.   

Children from low-income families routinely lose two to three months of reading proficiency every summer while middle-class children gain about a month.  From first to ninth grade, children from low-income families lose two or more years of reading proficiency.  About 80 percent of the rich/poor reading gap accumulates during the summers. Children from low-income families gain as much reading growth during the school year, when schools are open, as middle-class children.                             

 For more information, call the APS Title I office at 505.253-0330.

Story Time in the Park Locations 

(updated 6-11-20)



Lunch Program 

Aztec Park  3400 Moon NE CABQ
Chelwood Park  13205 San Juan NE  CABQ
Martineztown North (new!) 1825 Edith NE  CABQ
Montgomery Park  5301 Ponderosa NE CABQ
4-H Park  1400 Menaul NW CABQ
Alameda Spray Park  9800 4th St. NW BernCo
Paradise Hills Community Center  5901 Paradise Blvd. NW BernCo
Santa Fe Village Park  5700 Bogart NW  CABQ
Herman G. Sanchez Community Center   1830 Williams SE  CABQ
Trumbull Park  419 Pennsylvania SE  CABQ
Alamosa Community Center  6900 Gonzales Road SW  CABQ
Los Padillas Community Center  2117 Los Padillas Road SW BernCo
South Valley Pool  3912 Isleta Blvd. SW BernCo
Tom Tenorio Park  2900 Arenal Road SW BernCo
Tower Park  601 86th St. SW CABQ
Valle del Bosque  480 Sunset Road SW  BernCo
Westgate Community Park   Valley View Drive SW CABQ
Westside Community Center  1250 Isleta Blvd. SW Bernco