Sat, Dec 09|
The Depot historic train station
Holiday Family Fun: Dec. 9 -- Read-On Express in Globe
Want to volunteer with this event? Or request space for your agency, business or community group? Call or text Arizona Youth Partnership's Charlene Becker at (928)813.1168 or (928)812.0555 or email Charlene@AZYP.org
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Depot historic train station, 230 S Broad St, Globe, AZ 85501, USA
About the Event
Free new books for children, snacks and Christmas stories; a train ride, and an afternoon for kids to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus – all part of the holiday season family fun when the Read On Express returns Dec. 9, Saturday, from 12:00 - 4:00 PM at the historic Depot Train Station in downtown Globe.
To volunteer with this event, or request space for your agency, business or community group -- call or text Arizona Youth Partnership's Charlene Becker at (928)813.1168 or (928)812.0555 or email Charlene@AZYP.org;
or call Julie Craig (928) 961-0426 or email JulieC@azyp.org
Event organizers invite agencies, businesses and community groups to setup booths with their resource information and a fun activity for the youth and families to visit. Already a magical space, the historic Depot train station is transformed into Santa’s workshop when the Read-On Express arrives each year, giving AZ children a taste of the North Pole through the magic of dedicated volunteers - and generous sponsors helping provide the fun and surprises. Afternoon events are open to all kids who attend, tickets aren’t required – but to generate some pre-event buzz, many kids will receive free tickets for the Read-On Express distributed in local schools. One of the holiday season’s most festive afternoons, the Globe/Miami Christmas Read-On Express is devoted to children’s literacy for Globe, Miami and San Carlos area children. The Read-On Express is dedicated to bringing the love of reading to all children and to their families. Read-On Globe/Miami is an impressive non-profit collaboration of more than 40 local organizations, government agencies, civic groups, and businesses –united each Christmastime to promote childhood literacy.