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Bucks County Libraries Welcome GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer:
Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Simple Machines

Registration Begins May 1 — Space is Limited

 
 

Who:
Bucks County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer. This free and fun experiment-oriented program is taught by certified teachers to groups of 15 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I) and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II). GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

What:
GSK's Science in the Summer program will introduce Bucks County students to Physics using six kinds of Simple Machines - lever, inclined plane, screw, wheel, pulley and gear. Students will build simple machines that help people to do work more easily, such as lift huge boulders, build bridges, pump water, etc. Students will learn about motion, discovering that everything in the universe moves and why.

In Bucks County, GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program consists of four 45-minute classes given over the course of one week. Sessions are offered in the morning (Level I: 10 - 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:15 a.m. – Noon) and in the afternoon (Level I: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m., Level II: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.), except where noted below.

Why:
GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning.  Almost 116,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia region have participated in GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer since its inception.

 
 
Registration Information

Registration for all Bucks County Libraries is open May 1, 2013 – May 31, 2013.

Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. The selection process varies by library.
Students are selected to participate either through a lottery or on a first-come basis.
See below for registration and course dates and library phone numbers.

2013 GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer
Bucks County Registration & Course Dates

 
 

Bensalem Branch
3700 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA, 19020
Library Phone Number: 215-638-2030
Lottery

Course Dates: July 29 – August 1

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, 19007
Library Phone Number: 215-788-7891
Lottery
Course Dates: July 15 - 18

 
 

Doylestown Library Center
Bucks County Library Center
150 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA, 18901
Library Phone Number: 215-348-9081
Lottery

Course Dates: June 24 - 27
July 1, 2, 3, 5 (M, T, W, F)

Fallsington Branch
139 Yardley Ave. Fallsington, PA, 1905
Library Phone Number: 215-295-4449
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 1, 2 ,3, 5 (M ,T, W, F)
Level 1: 1-1:45 p.m.
Level 2: 2:15-3 p.m.

 
 

Township Library of Lower Southampton
1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville , PA, 19053
Library Phone Number: 215-355-1183
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 11

Langhorne Branch
301 South Pine St. Rte. 413, Langhorne, PA, 19047
Library Phone Number: 215-757-2510
Lottery
Course Dates: July 29 – August 1
Level 1: 1-1:45 p.m.
Level 2: 2:15-3 p.m.

 
 

Levittown Branch
7311 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA, 19055
Library Phone Number: 215-949-2324
Lottery

Course Dates: June 24 - 27

Free Library of New Hope/Solebury
93 West Ferry Rd., New Hope, PA, 18938
Library Phone Number: 215-862-2330
Lottery
Course Dates: July 22 - 25
Level 1: 10-10:45 a.m.
Level 2: 11:15-noon

 
 

Perkasie Branch
491 Arthur Ave., Perkasie
Library Phone Number: 215-257-9718
Lottery

Course Dates: June 24 – 27

Quakertown Branch
401 West Mill Street, Quakertown, PA, 18951
Library Phone Number: 215-536-3306
Lottery

Course Dates: July 8 - 11

 

Free Library of Northampton Township
25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro, PA, 18954
Library Phone Number: 215-357-3050
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 22 – 25

Riegelsville Public Library
615 Easton Rd., P.O. Box 65, Riegelsville, PA, 18077
Library Phone Number: 215-749-2357
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 1, 2 (M,T)
Level 1: 10-10:45 a.m., 11:15-noon
Level 2: 1:1-45 p.m., 2:15-3 p.m.

 

Southampton Free Library
947 Street Road, Southampton, PA, 18966
Library Phone Number: 215-322-1415
Lottery

Course Dates: July 22 - 25

Warminster Township Free Library
1076 Emma Lane, Warminster, PA, 18974
Library Phone Number: 215-672-4362
Lottery

Course Dates: July 15 - 18

 
 

Village Library of Wrightstown
727 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA, 18940
Library Phone Number: 215-598-3322
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 15 - 18

Yardley-Makefield Branch
1080 Edgewood Rd., Yardley, PA, 19067
Library Phone Number: 215-493-9020
Lottery

Course Dates: July 8 - 11

 
 

 

 

 

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