Put your goggles on! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings
Chemistry to elementary students at Delaware County libraries

Registration Begins May 4 — Space is Limited

Register Online

Delaware County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™, a free, hands-on enrichment program that makes learning about science fun. Sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute in partnership with local libraries, the experiment-oriented courses are taught by certified teachers to classes of 16 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I), and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II).

The GSK Science in the Summer™ program will introduce Delaware County students to the wonders of Chemistry. Through hands-on experiments, young chemists will learn what matter is and that it is not always the same. They will observe physical and chemical changes with fun experiments like turning pennies golden, making crystals, and instantly freezing objects using dry ice. Students will test acid and bases and make chemical compounds just like real chemists!

GSK Science in the Summer™ opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning. Now in its 29th year, GSK Science in the Summer™ encourages elementary students to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning through hands-on activities and stimulating coursework. More than 125,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia Area have participated in GSK Science in the Summer since its inception.



Registration for all Delaware County Libraries begins May 4, 2015 at noon.

Special note: For the first time, registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ in the Greater Philadelphia Area is online! To register, you must have a valid email address, which you can create for free through a variety of websites, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Use your home computer or visit your local library to use the public computers to complete the online registration. Registration opens May 4 at noon and will be processed in the order they are received.

See below for library locations, course dates and library phone numbers.

2015 GSK Science in the Summer™
Delaware County Course Dates & Times:

In Delaware County, GSK Science in the Summer™ consists of two two-hour sessions that occur across two days for a total of four hours. Unless otherwise noted, class times are:

Level I: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (morning class) and
Level II: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (afternoon class)


Aston Public Library
3270 Concord Rd., Aston, PA, 19014
Phone number: (610) 494-5877
Course Dates: July 13-14 and July 15-16

Darby Free Library
1001 Main Street, Darby, PA 19023
Phone number: (610) 586-7310
Course Dates: July 22-23


Folcroft Public Library
1725 Delmar Dr., Folcroft, PA, 19032
Phone number: (610) 586-1690
Course Dates: July 20-21

Glenolden Library
211 S. Llanwellyn Ave., Glenolden, PA, 19036
Phone number: (610) 583-1010
Course Dates: July 13-14


Haverford Township Free Library
1601 Darby Rd., Havertown, PA, 19083
Phone number: (610) 446-3082
Course Dates: June 22-23 and June 24-25

Helen Kate Furness Free Library
100 N. Providence Rd., Wallingford, PA, 19086
Phone number: (610) 566-9331
Course Dates: July 6-7


Lansdowne Public Library
55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA, 19050
Phone number: (610) 623-0239
Course Dates: June 22-23

Marple Public Library
2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA, 19008
Phone number: (610) 356-1510
Course Dates: July 20-21 and July 22-23


Media Upper-Providence Library
1 E. Front St., Media, PA, 19063
Phone number: (610) 566-1918
Course Dates: June 29-30

Middletown Free Library
21 N. Pennell Rd., Lima, PA, 19037
Phone number: (610) 566-7828
Course Dates: July 6-7 and July 8-9


Newtown Public Library
201 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square, PA,19073
Phone number: (610) 353-1022
Course Dates: July 8-9

Norwood Public Library
513 Welcome Ave., Norwood, PA, 19074
Phone number: (610) 534-0693
Course Dates: July 22-23


Prospect Park Library
720 Maryland Ave., Prospect Park, PA, 19076
Phone number: (610) 532-4643
Course Dates: July 20-21

Rachel Kohl Community Library
687 Smithbridge Rd.
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone number: (610) 358-3445
Course Dates: July 6-7 and July 8-9


Radnor Memorial Library
114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA, 19087
Phone number: 610-687-1124
Course Dates: July 13-14 and July 15-16

Ridley Park Public Library
107 E. Ward Street, Ridley Park, PA, 19078
Phone number: (610) 583-7207
Course Dates: July 15-16


Ridley Township Public Library
100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA, 19033
Phone number: (610) 583-0593
Course Dates: July 6-7 and July 8-9

Sharon Hill Public Library
246 Sharon Ave., Sharon Hill, PA, 19079
Phone number: (610) 586-3993
Course Dates: July 13-14


Springfield Township Library
70 Powell Road, Springfield, PA, 19064
Phone number: (610) 543-2113
Course Dates: July 20-21 and July 22-23

Swarthmore Public Library
121 Park Ave., Swarthmore, PA, 19081
Phone number: (610) 543-0436
Course Dates: June 29-30 and July 1-2


Tinicum Memorial Public Library
620 Seneca St., Essington, PA, 19029
Phone number: (610) 521-9344
Course Dates: July 22-23

Upper Darby/Municipal Library
501 Bywood Ave., Upper Darby, PA, 19082
Phone number: (610) 734-7649
Course Dates: July 1-2


Upper Darby/Primos Library
409 Ashland Avenue, Primos, PA, 19018
Phone number: (610) 622-8091
Course Dates: June 29-30

Upper Darby/Sellers Library
76 South State Rd., Upper Darby, PA, 19082
Phone number: (610) 789-4440
Course Dates: June 22-23 and June 24-25


Yeadon Public Library
809 Longacre Blvd., Yeadon, PA, 19050
Phone number: (610) 623-4090
Course Dates: July 15-16



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