Green Mountain folk-rock band "David Rosane & The Zookeepers" will embark on a two month Library Benefit Tour at 13 libraries across the state.

The event will help to raise funds and advocate for literacy, community, and freedom of speech, and will accompany the release of the band’s new album "Book of Zoo." All donations from the concerts support literacy programs, science events for kids, building repair and eco-friendly materials for the hosting library.

“2018 is the year that Vermont libraries literally rock, said Rosane. “We look forward to performing to help our communities. Our book-loving band members are academics, teachers and community activists by day and musicians by night. We write meaningful songs about the major issues of our times so this project brings all of that together.”

The tour features David Rosane on vocals, Don Sinclair on bass and guitar, Jennifer Grossi on vocals, synthesizer and percussion.

The local schedule is as follows:

  • Peacham on July 6
  • Wells River on July 14
  • Groton on Aug. 4

“When we started planning this project, it was pretty cool to learn that Vermont has the highest number of libraries per capita in the entire country,” added Don Sinclair, the band’s guitarist. “Guess we’ll have to be doing this again every summer for a very long time!”

For more information: David Rosane, davidrosane@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/davidrosaneandthezookeepers/