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StoryTents & Schedules2018-11-09T23:58:47+00:00

UPCOMING STORYTENTS!

STORYTENTS….WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS!

The StoryTents are where the kids come to discover and develop their love for reading.  It’s where their imaginations can run wild and where they can recieve personalized reading support from our volunteers in order to improve their literacy skills.

IT’S AS EASY AS…..

—1—

READ BOOKS

giving boy reading a book

—2—

EARN BOOK BUCKS

coo coo for book bucks

—3—

BUY PRIZES

boy buys a basketball
  • 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.

RECURRING SAN DIEGO STORYTENT LOCATIONS:

North Park | 1st TUESDAYS/MONTH

little boy reading a comic book

Waypoint Public Restaurant
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Imperial Beach | FRIDAYS

woman and girl reading and laughing

Imperial Beach Farmers Market
No winter time StoryTent. Program will resume in May 2019.

City Heights | SATURDAYS

woman and girl reading and laughing

City Heights Farmers Market
8:45 am to 12:00 pm

El Cajon | SUNDAYS

Parkway Plaza
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Grossmont Shopping Center | SUNDAYS

Grossmont Shopping Center

Grossmont Shopping Center
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

WANT A STORYTENT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Traveling Stories is Growing! We want to go into communities that want us and need us the most. If you think your community would be a great fit for a StoryTent, we want to hear from you.

We’re seeing success at our programs. 100% of parents surveyed said the StoryTent improved their child’s reading level.

“But about two-thirds of students in fourth grade
don’t meet reading proficiency standards.”

—National Assessment of Educational Progress &
the National Center for Education Statistics

IMPACT REFUGEES

TS Story tent child with books

Traveling Stories StoryTents are helping refugee families rebuild their lives in America.

STORYTENTS OUTSIDE OF SAN DIEGO:

Turlock, CA | SATURDAYS

Turlock Main Street

Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
Operated by Kathryn McCulla

900 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380

July 14:
8:00 am – 1:00 pm,
downtown Turlock
August 11:
8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 
Turlock Certified Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds
September 8:
8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 
Turlock Certified Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds
October 13:
8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 
Turlock Certified Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds

Toronto, ON | THURSDAYS

toronto at dusk

Dufferin Grove Farmers Market
Operated by Jade Guthrie

875 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6H4B2
     3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nashville, TN | SATURDAYS

nashville

Nashville Farmers Market
Nathan Fields

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN
     9:00 am – 2:00 pm

GLOBAL IMPACT

The story of Traveling Stories actually originated in Honduras!  We believe global change starts in our own communities, but wide-spread literacy is the long-term vision! See where else we have libraries helping kids learn to love reading across the globe.

World Library Maps

ANNE FRANK SAYS…

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

No-one has ever become poor by giving.