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Chester County Libraries Welcome GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer:
Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Physical Science & Electricity

Registration Begins May 1– Space is Limited

 
 

Who:
Chester 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 teach Chester County students about Physical Science and Electricity, answering questions such as: "How do magnets work?" "What is a magnetic force field?" and "What makes electricity?" Students will make a compass, an electromagnet and use an electrostatic generator. This course teaches about magnetism, static electricity, electrical currents and circuits. Discover why it's a hair-raising experience!

In Chester County, GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program is comprised of four 60-minute classes given over the course of a week. Sessions are offered in the morning (Level I: 9:45- 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:00 a.m. – noon) and in the afternoon (Level I: 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., Level II: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.).  For libraries with a.m. or p.m. sessions only, times are (Level I: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:00 a.m. - noon) and (Level I: 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Level II: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

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

Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend.
All students are selected to participate on a first come, first served basis.
See below for registration and course dates and library phone numbers.

2013 GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer
Chester County Course Dates

 
 

Atglen Public Library
413 Valley Avenue, Atglen, PA, 19310
Library Phone Number: 610-593-6848
Registration Dates: May 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: June 24 - 27 (a.m. session only)

Avon Grove Free Library
117 Rose Hill Avenue, West Grove, PA, 19390
Library Phone Number: 610-869-2004
Registration Dates: May 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 22 – 25 (a.m. and p.m.)

 

Bayard Taylor Memorial Library
216 East State Street, Kennett Square
Library Phone Number: 610-444-2702
Registration Dates: May 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 15 -18 (a.m. & p.m.)

Chester County Library
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA, 19341
Library Phone Number: 610-280-2630
Registration Dates: May 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 11 (a.m. & p.m.)
July 15 - 18 (a.m. only)

 

Chester Springs Library
1685-A Art School Rd., Chester Springs, PA, 19425
Library Phone Number: 610-827-9212
Registration Dates: May 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 11 (a.m. only)

Coatesville Area Public Library
501 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA, 19320
Library Phone Number: 610-384-4115
Registration Dates: May 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: June 24 – 27 (p.m. only)

 
 

Downingtown Library
330 East Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA, 19335
Library Phone Number: 610-269-2741
Registration Dates: May 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: June 24 - 27 (p.m. only)

Easttown Library
720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA, 19312
Library Phone Number: 610-644-0138
Registration Dates: May 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 22 - 25 (a.m. & p.m.)

 
 

Henrietta Hankin Branch
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA, 19425
Library Phone Number: 610-321-1724
Registration Dates: May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 29 - August 1 (a.m. & p.m.)

Honey Brook Community Library
687 Compass Road, Honey Brook, PA, 19344
Library Phone Number: 610-273-3303
Registration Dates: May 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 29 – August 1 (a.m. & p.m.)

 
 

Malvern Public Library
1 East First Avenue, Malvern, PA, 19355
Library Phone Number: 610-644-7259
Registration Dates: May 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 22 – 25 (a.m. & p.m.)

Oxford Public Library
48 Second Street, Oxford, PA, 19363
Library Phone Number: 610-932-9625
Registration Dates: May 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 15 -18 (a.m. only)

 
 

Paoli Library
18 Darby Road, Paoli, PA, 19301
Library Phone Number: 610-296-7996
Registration Dates: May 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 11 (p.m. only)

Parkesburg Free Library
105 West Street, Parkesburg, PA, 19365
Library Phone Number: 610-857-5165
This session will be held at:
VFW, 406 Fourth Ave., Parkesburg, PA, 19365
VFW Phone Number: 610-857-1504
Registration Dates: May 1 at noon.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 11 (a.m. only)

 
 

Phoenixville Public Library
183 Second Ave., Phoenixville, PA, 191460
Library Phone Number: 610-933-3013
Registration Dates: May 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: June 24 - 27 (a.m. & p.m.)

Spring City Free Library
245 Broad Street, Spring City, PA, 19475
Library Phone Number: 610-948-4130
This session held at:
Spring City United Methodist Church
Registration Dates: May 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 15 -18 (p.m. only) *
*Course Times: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. and 2 – 3 p.m.

 
 

Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA, 19087
Library Phone Number: 610-688-7092
Registration Dates: May 2 at 9:30 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 11 (a.m. & p.m.)

West Chester Public Library
415 North Church Street, West Chester
Library Phone Number: 610-696-7985
Registration Dates: May 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: June 24 – 27 (a.m. only)

 

For more information, contact your local library at the phone number listed above.
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