Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Universities at Shady Grove is looking for volunteers that speak a diverse array of languages. Our institution is hosting a multilingual story time tent at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. Anyone who is fluent in Spanish, Korean, French, Amharic, Farsi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Russian or any foreign language can apply to read to children. Families will come together to listen to children’s stories in a variety of different languages including American Sign language.

The Gaitherburg Book Festival will include writing workshops and a wide variety of fun activities, arts and crafts workshops and a chance for children to play games. The event will feature games in the Children’s Village, which also includes a meeting space for the most talented children and young adult writers. The festival will be an opportunity for book signings, presentations and readings.

Among the award-winning and best-selling authors and illustrators coming to the Gaithersburg Book Festival this year are:

The event will take place on Saturday, May 19th from 10AM-5PM in 20 minute slots. If you are interested contact Emily Spangler or Iris Schauerman.

Emily Spangler –

Iris Schauerman –

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