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Hip hop for kids comes to Vail

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Special to the Vail DailyThe Littleeague is a hip hop group for kids. The musicians will perform at the Vail Library on Tuesday.

VAIL, Colorado –

Vail Public Library will continue its summer reading program Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room. Along with stories, games and art, the event will include a performance by Littleague, a children’s hip hop group. The concept is fun, high-energy hip hop made for kids.

“I’ve done some research, and there’s other people out there doing kids’ hip-hop,” said Neil McIntrye, Littleague’s creator. “But there’s not a lot of good stuff, because the really talented MCs don’t want to mess with it, for whatever reason. It’s not cool, you know? There’s no street cred in it.”

Stories, games, music and crafts will take place during the first hour and the musicians will take the stage at 2 p.m.

The summer reading program is for children ages 6 to 11. It is offered by the Vail Public Library at no charge to local children and visiting guests. Parents are welcome during the musical performance and children under six must be accompanied by an adult. Parents can register children in first through fifth grade at the door to receive a summer reading packet that includes, among other things, a reading log for documenting the time their child spends reading this summer so that they may receive prizes. The summer reading program takes place every Tuesday, except July 7, through Aug. 4th at the Vail Public Library. For more information, call 970-479-2179.

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