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Reading to Kids at the 2018
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Join Reading to Kids at the Festival of Books on April 21-22 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.

(If you can, during the Festival please wear your Reading to Kids shirt if you have one or order one if you don't!)

Volunteer Shift Schedule
Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
9:00-10:00 AM (Setup)
1. Charlie Orchard

1. Linda Antonioli
2. Curtis Deephano
3. Paula Benson

1. Sana Ahmed
2. Carol Mirsky
3. Oscar Chen
4. Yaritza Osuna
5. Leora Glass


1. Jen Smith
2. Jamey DeKay
3. Heather Horn
4. Karena Ceasar

 4:00-6:30 (Includes Cleanup)
1. Kat Boyd
2. Jen Smith
3. Karena Ceasar
4. Emelie Burnette

9:00-10:00 AM (Setup)
1. Jessie Brown-Clark
2. Ana Saucedo


1. Seth Dorfman
2. Ana Saucedo
3. Brandee Medeiros


1. Jessie Brown-Clark
2. Kristena Kittle
3. Dylan McBride

1. Daniel Martinez
2. Tina Sanderson
3. Stan Thompson

4:00-5:30 (Includes Cleanup)
1. Jen Smith
2. Karen Green


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