Thank you!

Reading on the Rails 2016 was a success, and it is all thanks to our friends and supporters!

Please bookmark this page for next year when we announce our new 2017 Reading on the Rails Date. In the meantime, you can read about the 2016 event below.

REading on the Rails 2016 Information

All aboard with the Austin Steam Train Association, Cedar Park Public Library and the Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) at the Reading on the Rails™ early childhood literacy event!

Platform activities in the train cars and in the Railyard are designed to attract, inform and entertain elementary-aged children and their families.

2016 activIties

Activities will include:

Austin Dog Alliance’s Pet Therapy Team:

Book Readings from Children Authors in the courtyard:

  • Anne Bustard:
  • Susan Kralovansky:
  • Liz Garton Scanlon:
  • Emma Virjan:

Cedar Park Public Library storyteller in a historic train car

Coloring activities in a historic train car

Kona Ice beverages

LEEF* Book Drive in the courtyard

Day Out with Thomas™ themed train car with storyteller

Staci Gray performance in a historic train car:

Tour of ASTA’s Historic Horse Car Museum

Tour of the 786 Southern Pacific Steam Engine

Train-themed pop-up photo opportunity


Admission is the donation of new or gently used children’s books. All books will be donated to LEEF’s reading initiative to endure that every home in Leander ISD has a selection of age-appropriate books available for the family.

To RSVP, please email by Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.


All activities take place at our Cedar Park Depot at 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., #C-100 and the adjoining Railyard and platform. Our vintage locomotive and train cars will be pulled up to the platform for entertainment and photo opportunities!

Click HERE for directions.


For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lil Serafine at, 512-477-8468 x204.

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