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Reading to Kids at the 2017
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Join Reading to Kids at the Festival of Books on April 22-23 on the USC campus!  We will have a booth (#133) 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 names are in bold and must have volunteered at least once before at the Reading to Kids booth. Volunteering with an experienced Shift Lead earlier that day qualifies you as to become a Shift Lead later that day or Sunday.

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

Volunteer Shift Schedule
Saturday, April 22 Sunday, April 23
9:00-10:00 AM (Setup)
1. Charlie Orchard
2. Michelle Miyazato
3. Jovida Alvarez Diaz

1. Shift Lead Needed!
2. David Luong
3. Mardi Caruso
4. William Tortu
5. Linda Antonioli

1. Rebecca Aldana
2. David Luong
3. Avery Cross
4. Judi-anne Simmons
5. Carla Vargas


1. Jen Smith
2. David Luong
3. Rosa Gomez
4. Eileen Scahill
5. Karen Green

 4:00-6:30 (Includes Cleanup)
1. Jen Smith
2. David Luong
3. Emila Akrapovic
4. Kat Boyd

9:00-10:00 AM (Setup)
1. Tiara Johnson
2. Sana Ahmed
3. Michelle Miyazato


1. Sana Ahmed
2. Tory Full
3. Nate Slaughter
4. Seth Dorfman
5. Jazmin Covarrubias


1. Stan Thompson
2. Tina Sanderson
3. Susan Berger
4. Samantha Erin
5. Aaron Keefe

1. Mariel Rubio
2. Paula Benson
3. Beverly Nguyen
4. Avery Cross
5. Andy Liang

4:00-5:30 (Includes Cleanup)
1. Mariel Rubio
2. Paula Benson
3. Jasmine Scales
4. Giselle Perez De La Garza


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 #133, Mid Trousdale Parkway in the Gold Zone, just north of Tommy Trojan. Event Maps

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 events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/.

Volunteers at the Reading to Kids Festival of Books booth