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Posted: May 24, 2021

Story Time in the Park 2021

Mondays-Thursdays June 7-July 15 at city and county summer lunch meal sites.

APS Title I Story Time 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 public health orders.  

  • 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 Mondays-Thursdays June 7-July 15 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 

Northeast 

Site 

Address 

Aztec Park  3400 Moon NE                               
Chelwood Park  13205 San Juan NE 
General Bradley Housing  140 General Bradley NE 
Grisham Park  Veranda and Hoyle NE 
Martineztown North  1825 Edith NE 
Montgomery Park  5301 Ponderosa NE
Sandia Vista Park  11505 Chico NE                           

 Northwest  

Site 

Address 

4-H Park  1400 Menaul NW          
60th Street Housing     100-200 60th St. NW
Alameda Spray Park  9800 4th St. NW 
Goodrich Park  200 Delmar Rd. NW 
La Ladera Park  211 Los Ranchos NW 
Paradise Hills Community Center  5901 Paradise Blvd. NW
Santa Fe Village Park  5700 Bogart NW 
Tiguex Park  1800 Mountain Rd. NW 

Southeast 

Site 

Address 

Herman Sanchez Community Center  1830 Williams SE
Jack and Jill Park  433 Arizona SE 
Trumbull Park  419 Pennsylvania SE

Southwest 

Site 

Address 

Alamosa Community Center  6900 Gonzales Rd. SW       
Atrisco Park  211 Atrisco Dr. SW 
Los Padilla Community Center   2117 Los Padillas Rd. SW 
Raymac Park  2805 Morton SW 
South Valley Pool  3912 Isleta Blvd. SW 
Tom Tenorio Park   2900 Arenal Rd. SW 
 Tower Park  601 86th St. SW
Valle del Bosque  480 Sunset Rd. SW
Westgate Community Park  Valley View Dr. SW 
Westside Community Center  1250 Isleta Blvd. SW