Story Time in the Park – Grab and Go Distribution is from June 8, 2020 – July 16, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm. Teachers will distribute books at the sites Monday–Thursday, one bag per vehicle, until they run out. Each book bag will contain several items, such as a new book, read aloud activity sheet, bookmark, article on the essential reading elements and strategies to help your student at home, etc.

The City will also do a Grab and Go Distribution of free lunches for the children. For more information about the free lunch in the park program go to –

  • Aztec Park 3400 Moon NE
  • Chelwood Park 13205 San Juan NE
  • Martineztown North 1825 Edith NE
  • Montgomery Park 5301 Ponderosa NE
  • 4-H Park 1400 Menaul NW
  • Alameda Spray Park 9800 4th St. NW
  • Paradise Hills Community Center 5901 Paradise Blvd NW
  • Santa Fe Village Park 5700 Bogart NW
  • Herman G. Sanchez Community Center 1830 Williams SE
  • Trumbull Park 419 Pennsylvania SE
  • Alamosa Community Center 6900 Gonzales Rd SW
  • Los Padillas Community Center 2117 Los Padillas Rd 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 Center 1400 Snow Vista SW
  • Westside Community Center 1250 Isleta Blvd SW

APS Title I Story Time in the Park 2020 

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.  (Allilngton 2013, Alexander & Entwisle 2007) 

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

  • Coronavirus Pandemic 2020:   Story Time in the Park is an APS Title I Family Engagement initiative that provides 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 at a number of Summer Lunch Meal Sites in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, as a Grab and Go offering 
  • 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)