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Story Time in the Park 2019

APS Title I Story Time in the Park was created to get books into the hands of kids! It is key to preventing summer reading loss. This year, join us Monday through Thursday from June 10 to July 18, 2019.

Story Time in the Park, STIP, is an APS Title I Family Engagement initiative that provides certified teachers who host read-aloud sessions for children and their families at a number of Summer Lunch Meal Sites in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. In 2019, teachers will read at the parks Monday through Thursday, from June 10 to July 18, 2019.

Summer Lunch Meal Sites

Lunch is served Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch Meal sites that will host the Story Time in the Park program are listed below.

City of Albuquerque STIP Lunch Meal Sites

  • 4-H Park, 1400 Menaul NW
  • Alamosa Park, 1100 Bataan Dr. SW
  • Aztec Park, 3400 Moon NE
  • Chelwood Park, 13205 San Juan NE
  • Montgomery Park,5510 Ponderosa NE
  • Santa Fe Village Park, 5700 Bogart NW
  • South Broadway Park, 236 Garfield SE
  • Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain NW
  • Tower Park, 601 86th St. SW
  • Trumbull Park, 419 Pennsylvania SE
  • Wilson Park, 6000 Anderson SE

Bernalillo County STIP Lunch Meal Sites

  • Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity SE
  • Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise Blvd NW
  • Paseo del Rio Apartments, 501 Poco Loco SW
  • Raymac Park, 320 Morton Ln. SW
  • South Valley Pool, 3912 Isleta Blvd SW
  • Tom Tenorio Park, 2900 Arenal Rd. SW
  • Valle del Bosque, 480 Sunset Rd SW

Contact Information:

Please contact Mary Bretting-Miller, Resource Teacher, by phone at (505) 253-0330, ext.67011 for questions or more information.

Summer Reading Statistics

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 grade one to nine, children from low-income families lose two or more years of reading proficiency.
  • 80% 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. (Allington 2013, Alexander & Entwisle 2007)

About Story Time in the Park

  • Through modeling and teaching, caring adults learn about the reading process, strategies for reading aloud, and questioning techniques for reading comprehension
  • Families leave each Story Time in the Park Session with a copy of the book that was read and shared, and a “tip sheet” of strategies and supports for reading at home
  • The aim is to support families so they can guide their children toward reading proficiency and a life-long joy of reading
  • 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 (Snow 2014)