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Posted on: June 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] ELPL Summer Reading Kick-Off Event to Feature “Pete the Cat” Author Eric Litwin


EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, will host a special kick-off event for its 2015 Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is free and open to all.

The fun will begin at 11 a.m. with a special visit from Eric Litwin - the # 1 New York Times Bestselling author of the first four “Pete the Cat” picture books and the author of the new musical series “The Nuts.” Litwin is a guitar-strumming, book-writing, harmonica-blowing, song-singing, folksy, fun type of guy. His books have sold over 1.5 million copies, been translated into seven languages and won 15 state and national awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.

In addition to Litwin’s visit, there will be crafts and activities throughout the day and superhero guests, Batman and Iron Man, at 1:30 p.m. There will also be opportunities to sign up for ELPL’s 2015 Summer Reading Program at the event.

Community members can also sign up for ELPL’s 2015 Summer Reading Program online at This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” and the program will run from June 8-July 31. The program is open to all ages, including children, teens and adults.

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