San Diego 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 is growing! We are planning on adding new StoryTent locations in the San Diego county. Let us know if you would like us to launch a new location near you, and we’ll see if we can make it happen!

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.

I want a storytent in my hood!

San Diego Locations:


woman and child reading a book

Every Wednesday
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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

City Heights | SATURDAYS

woman and girl reading and laughing

Every Saturday
8:45 am to 12:00 pm

City Heights Farmers Market
4325 Wightman St, SD CA 92105

North Park | 1st TUESDAYS/MONTH

little boy reading a comic book

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

woman and girl reading and laughing

Every Friday
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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

Programs Outside of San Diego:


Turlock Main Street

Summer only!

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

*Operated by Kathryn McCulla


toronto at dusk

Summer only!
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

*Operated by Jade Guthrie

Nashville, TN | SATURDAYS


Saturdays (Beginning in March 2018)
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.