Zookeepers Rock Out for Middletown Springs LibraryZookeepers Rock Out for Middletown Springs Library

Zookeepers Rock Out for Middletown Springs LibraryZookeepers Rock Out for Middletown Springs Library

Zookeepers Rock Out for Middletown Springs LibraryZookeepers Rock Out for Middletown Springs Library

The Middletown Springs Public Library has an out-of-this-world event for rock music and poetry lovers. David Rosane and the Zookeepers will give a benefit concert for the Library on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m., outside the Middletown Springs Elementary School. Gates will open at 5:30 for those who would like to picnic before the concert. The suggested donation is $10 or a free-will offering.

All this summer David Rosane and the Zookeepers have been touring the state to support Vermont libraries and to shine a light on their pivotal role in our communities. “What started out last year as a grassroots effort has blossomed into a statewide project. We now have the support of the Vermont Department of Libraries, were introduced at the Vermont State Legislature, and are getting media attention, local business sponsors and towns inviting us to play,” said frontman David Rosane. This year’s tour title is ‘Across the Zoo-niverse,’ paralleling the Summer Reading Program theme used by libraries all over the country, ‘A Universe of Stories,’ and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the moonwalk. The Library Trustees, along with Friends of the Library, have an entertaining space-related evening planned. Donations raised at the show will support Library programs and needs.

“In addition to fundraising, we really want to draw attention to the often-overlooked role libraries play in our towns,” stated Rosane. “Libraries aren’t just a place for books. They are vital to liberty and equality. They’re community centers, an open space for public events and life-long learning, a place to hang and socialize, a cool place for the lonely, the elderly and special populations.”

Vermont Poet Laureat Chard deNiord will open the show at 7; his poetry is funny, poignant, and spiritual. David Rosane and the Zookeepers take the stage at 7:30; they are a fringe protest band playing for causes led by power rocker David Rosane and featuring Don Sinclair on bass and guitar and Jennifer Grossi on vocals, synthesizer and percussion. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move into the school’s multi-purpose room. For more information, call 802-235-2435.