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Reading to Kids at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Join Reading to Kids at the Festival of Books on April 18-19 on the USC campus!  We will have a booth (#171) to promote our reading clubs and recruit new volunteers.  We are looking for volunteers to help staff the booth on Saturday and Sunday in two-hour shifts.

Shift leads must have volunteered at least once before at the Reading to Kids booth.

If you are interested in volunteering, email info @ readingtokids.org with your availability.

Volunteer Shift Schedule
Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19
9:00-10:00 AM (Setup)
1. Charlie Orchard
2. Nancy Avelino
3. Selina Vazquez

1. Selina Vazquez
2. Nancy Avelino
3. Chanique Groenow
4. Jay Liebowitz
5. Stephanie Cheng

1. Rebecca Aldana
2. Nancy Avelino
3. Chanique Groenow
4. Phil St. Gelais


1. Adam Ferrell
2. Chanique Groenow
3. Nataly Quintero
4. Larry Swanson
5. Vanessa Green

 4:00-6:30 (Includes Cleanup)
1. Adam Ferrell
2. Nataly Quintero
3. Vanessa Green
4. Kendra Crawford
5. Lesley Chavez
6. Jeffrey Cooper

9:00-10:00 AM (Setup)
1. Charlie Orchard
2. Alexandre Johnson


1. Glenn Rossney
2.  Alexandre Johnson
3.  Melissa Norton
4.  Christina McCrary
5.  Seth Dorfman


1. Glenn Rossney
2.  Susan Ritter
3.  Melissa Norton
4.  Christina McCrary
5.  Raquel Ramirez

1. Yma Dandridge
2.  Patrick Brown
3.  Katie O'Laughlin
4.  Andrew Burford
5.  Dasha Dorlandt

4:00-5:30 (Includes Cleanup)
1. Yma Dandridge
2.  Vanessa Green
3.  Phil St. Gelais
4.  Alexandra Babiarz


General Information

What is the Festival of Books?
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There’s also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest topics. Click here for the Festival of Books website.

Where is it?
On the USC campus. Map

Where is the Reading to Kids Booth?
Booth #171, Mid Trousdale Parkway in the Gold Zone. Event Map

Who attends the Festival?
The festival is a free public event that attracts approximately 150,000 people each year of all ages from Southern California and even other parts of the country.

Parking Information
Parking is available for $10 in various USC parking lots.

Alternatively, there are multiple public transportation options. A day pass is $7 (Tap Card required).

For more information, visit www.events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/.