StoryTent Locations

StoryTent programs help kids discover a love for reading while also providing the personalized reading support they need to improve their literacy skills.

Kids visit the StoryTent, pick out a book that interests them, and then read it out loud to a volunteer. The volunteer asks engaging questions that help the child build reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. If a child doesn’t know how to read yet, the volunteer will read to them.

Kids earn a book buck for every book they read. If a book is especially long or challenging, they can negotiate with the volunteer for more book bucks. The bucks can be used by a variety of prizes. Through this book buck system we teach kids basic financial literacy skills.

The focus of the StoryTent is creating positive experiences associated with reading, developing strong critical thinking skills and building trust with the families who visit the program.

Traveling Stories helps kids in the U.S. develop strong literacy skills, confidence in their ability to read out loud and a love for reading!

50% of adults in America cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level. — (National Center for Adult Literacy)

San Diego Locations:

El Cajon | Wednesdays

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

El Cajon Library
201 E. Douglas Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

City Heights | Saturdays

8:45 am to 12:00 pm

City Heights Farmers Market
4325 Wightman St, SD CA 92105

North Park | First Tuesday of the Month

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Waypoint Public Restaurant
3794 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104

Imperial Beach | Fridays

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

IB Farmers Market
10 Evergreen Ave., Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Programs Outside of San Diego:

Turlock, CA| Saturdays







Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
900 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380

*Operated by Kathryn McCulla

Toronto, Canada | Thursdays 

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dufferin Grove Farmers Market
875 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 4B2

*Operated by Jade Guthrie

Nashville, TN | Saturdays 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nashville Farmers Market
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN

*Operated by Nathan Fields 

The StoryTent is helping refugee families rebuild their lives in America. Click here to read how it’s helping Taha.