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Montgomery County Libraries Welcome
GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer: Elementary School Students to
Discover the Wonders of Genetics

 
 

Who:
Montgomery County students entering second through sixth grade will 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 Montgomery County students to the wonders of Genetics with interesting investigations that teach about human chromosomes and genes. Students will build a cell, extract DNA from a strawberry, examine their fingerprints, and construct a DNA molecule.

Sessions for four-day classes are offered at the following times:
In the morning: Level I: 10 - 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:15 a.m. - noon
In the afternoon Level I: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m., Level II: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Special two-day weekday sessions and Saturday sessions are available at select branches:
Two-day weekday sessions are: Level I: 10 a.m. – noon and Level II: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sessions on Saturday are Level I: 10:30 a.m. – noon and Level II: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 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.  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, times and library phone numbers.

2013 GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer
Montgomery County Registration and Course Dates

 
 

Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA, 19001
Library Phone Number: 215-885-5180
Registration Dates: May 20 – June 2
Lottery; Notification after June 3

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

Ardmore Free Library
108 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA, 19003
Library Phone Number: 610-642-5187
Registration Begins: May 1
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

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

 

Bala Cynwyd Library
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
Library Phone Number: 610-664-1196
Registration Begins: May 1
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

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

Belmont Hills Public Library
120 Mary Watersford Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
Library Phone Number: 610-664-8427
Registration Begins: May 1
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis
Course Dates: June 24 - 27 (p.m. only)

 

Conshohocken Free Library
301 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Library Phone Number: 610-825-1656
Registration Dates: May 1 – 31
Lottery; Notification by June 10

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

East Cheltenham Free Library
400 Myrtle Ave. (Rowland Community Center), Cheltenham, PA, 19012
Library Phone Number: 215-379-2077
Registration Begins: May 1
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 1-2

 
 

Elkins Park Free Library
563 East Church Rd., Elkins Park, PA, 19027
Library Phone Number: 215-635-5000
Registration Begins: May 1
Course Dates: July 15 - 18 (p.m. only)

Glenside Free Library
215 S. Keswick Ave., Glenside, PA, 19038
Registration Begins: May 1
Course Dates: July 10 - 11 (two-day session)

 
 

Horsham Township Library
435 Babylon Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
Library Phone Number: 215-443-2609
Registration Dates: April 29 - May 24
Lottery; Notification by May 31

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

Huntingdon Valley
625 Red Lion Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006
Library Phone Number: 215-947-5138
Registration Dates: May 1 - 31
Lottery; Notification by June 7

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

 
 

Indian Valley Public Library
100 E. Church Ave., Telford, PA, 18969
Library Phone Number: 215-723-9109
Registration Dates: April 3 – 15
Lottery; Notification by May 6

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

Jenkintown Public Library
460 Old York Rd., Jenkintown, PA, 19046
Library Phone Number: 215-884-0593
Registration Dates: May 1 - 31
Students selected on first-come, first-serve basis
May 1 - 8 for Jenkintown residents only

Course Dates: July 17 – 18 (two-day session)

 
 

Lansdale Public Library
301 Vine St., Lansdale, PA, 19446
Library Phone Number: 215-855-3228
Registration Begins: May 1 until full
Students selected on first-come, first-serve basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 9 (two-day session)

Lower Providence Community Library
50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA, 19403
Library Phone Number: 610-666-6640
Registration Dates: May 1 -31
Lottery; Notification by June 7

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

 
 

Ludington Public Library
5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
Library Phone Number: 610-525-1776
Registration Dates: May 1- until filled
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 – 11 (a.m. only)

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA, 19401
Library Phone Number: 610-278-5100, ext. 3
Registration Dates: May 1 until filled
Students selected on first-come, first-serve basis

Course Dates and Times:
July 13 & 20 (2 Saturday sessions)
Level I: 10:30 – noon, Level II: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
July 15 - 16 (two-day session)
Level I: 10:00 a.m.-noon, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

 
 

Narberth Library
80 Windsor Avenue, Narberth, PA, 19072
Library Phone Number: 610-664-2878
Registration Dates: May 1- until filled
Course Dates: July 22 -25 (a.m. only)

North Wales Area Library
233 South Swartley Street, North Wales, PA, 19454
Library Phone Number: 215-699-5410
Registration Dates: May 1 – until filled
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 8 - 11

 
 

Penn Wynne Library
130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood, PA, 19096
Library Phone Number: 610-642-7844
Registration Dates: May 1 – until filled
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

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

Perkiomen Valley Library at Schwenksville
290 Second Street, Schwenksville, PA, 19473
Library Phone Number: 610-287-8360
Registration Dates: May 1 - 31
Lottery; Notification by June 7

Course Dates: July 1 -2 (two-day session)

 
 

Pottstown Regional Public Library
500 E. High St., Pottstown, PA, 19464
Library Phone Number: 610-970-6551
Registration Dates: June 17 – July 9
Lottery, if needed.

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

Royersford Free Library
200 S. Fourth Ave., Royersford, PA, 19468
Library Phone Number: 610-948-7277
Registration Begins May 1, until filled
Course Dates: July 1 - 2 (two-day session)
July 29 - 30 (two-day session)

 
 

Free Library of Springfield Twp.
1600 Paper Mill Rd., Wyndmoor, PA, 19038
Library Phone Number: 215-836-5300
Registration Dates: May 1 –31
Lottery; Notification by June 12

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

Union Library of Hatboro
243 South York Road, Hatboro, PA, 19040
Library Phone Number:  215-672-1420
Registration Dates:  May 1 - 31
Lottery, Notification by June 14
Course Dates:  July 15 - 18 (p.m. only)

 
 

Upper Dublin Public Library
805 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington, PA, 19034
Library Phone Number: 215–628-8744
Registration Dates: May 1 - 31
Lottery; Drawing on June 3

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

Upper Merion Township Library
175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Library Phone Number: 610-265-4806
Registration Dates: May 1 – 31
Lottery; Notification by June 7

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

 
 

Upper Moreland Free Library
109 Park Ave., Willow Grove, PA, 19090
Library Phone Number: 215-659-0741
Registration Dates: May 1 - 31
Lottery; Notification by June 7

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

Upper Perkiomen Valley Library
350 Main Street, Red Hill, PA, 18076
Library Phone Number: 215-679-2020
Registration Begins May 1, until filled
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 1 - 2 (two-day session)

 
 

The William Jeanes Memorial Library and
Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning

4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444
Library Phone Number: 610-828-0441
Registration Begins May 1, until filled
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

Course Dates: July 15 -16 (two-day session)

Wissahickon Valley Public Library - Ambler
209 Race St., Ambler, PA, 19002
Library Phone Number: 215-646-1072
Registration Begins May 1, until filled
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis

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

 
 

Wissahickon Valley Public Library - Blue Bell
650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA, 19422
Library Phone Number:  215-643-1320
Registration Dates: May 1 – May 31
Lottery; Notification June 7

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

 


 
 


   

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