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Posted on: May 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] The Verve Pipe to Kick Off ELPL’s Summer Reading Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library’s (ELPL) 2017 Summer Reading Program will kick off with an exciting, free, all-ages concert featuring The Verve Pipe on Sunday, June 11 from 2-3 p.m. at ELPL, 950 Abbot Road.

The Michigan-based rock band, best known for their hit “The Freshmen,” will be performing music from their two children’s CDs: “Are We There Yet?” and “A Family Album.” The concert will take place in ELPL’s parking lot and community members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a picnic lunch. If it rains, the concert will be moved indoors.

“We hope to see a great community turnout at this special event,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “It’s going to be a fun afternoon and a great way to kick off a summer of reading.”

ELPL’s 2017 Summer Reading Program will run June 19-Aug. 5 and features the theme “Build a Better World.” Children, teens and adults who read and take part in fun activities as part of the program will have the opportunity to win exciting prizes all summer long. The program will also feature lots of fun, free events, including Animal Magic, Lego Palooza, a Story Walk in the Park and more. There will be opportunities to get more information and sign up for the program at the concert and online at

The Verve Pipe performance at ELPL is sponsored by Abbott Nursery School, Woodlands Library Cooperative, a City of East Lansing Mini-Grant and Impact 98FM. To add to the Summer Reading Program kick-off fun, those who attend the concert will receive a $2 off pass to the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (good on Sunday, June 11 only).

Learn more about The Verve Pipe at

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