The NMRX Book Club is an in-transit reading program that allows passengers to choose from a great selection of digital titles, including children's books.
With the comfort of travel and more people reading e-books, the book club is a wonderful alternative for passengers who already enjoy reading, and a convenient way to increase interest in reading.
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How do people learn about authors? What type of venues would increase their exposure? The New Mexico Rail Runner Express provides a new and creative portal to engage commuters, bridge the gap between authors, and increase their visibility in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and surrounding communities. Benefits of the digital book club include:
How to Be a Rap Star by Earl L. Alston II
For over a decade Earl “DJ Ya Boy Earl” Alston has been working full time in the music industry promoting unsigned artists. While other DJs pride themselves on working and dealing with the hottest artist in the music business, Earl has dedicated his life to trying to build the next hottest artist in the music business from the bottom up. Not only has he been successful in coaching artist to successful record deals, but he has created a brand that the people trust and follow!
From February 15 through March 31, 2015, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express participated in the Read to Me Book Drive. New and gently used books were collected and distributed to children in 90 Albuquerque area schools, preschools and community organizations.
Upland Avenue Productions held a raffle for everyone that signed up to be a member of the NMRX Book Club during the Santa's Village event in Santa Fe. The prize was a beautiful vegan leather book bag. The winner of the book bag raffle was Antoinette LeRouge.
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express hosted Janice Lovato, author of Germaine, the Beetle, for a reading and book signing on the train. The event included a children's costume contest and other activities. Participants rode the train from Santa Fe to Albuquerque and back. Many of the children put a lot of effort into their costumes. Everyone received a gift bag, and the winner of the costume contest was Miles, who was dressed as a lizard. He received an autographed copy of the book, which was also signed by Mrs. Lovato's son, Justin, 14 years old, who is the illustrator.