Monday, May 28, 2012

Chester County Libraries Welcome GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer:

Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Chemistry

Registration Begins in June – Space is Limited

Who
Chester County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program, a free and fun experiment-oriented course 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
GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program will teach Chester County students the basics 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 into gold, making crystals, and watching popcorn “dance.” Students also will decide if substances are acids, bases, or neutrals by using litmus and pH papers and a universal indicator.


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. Over 100,000 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. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited.

                                     
                              GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer 2012
                               Chester County Registration and Course Dates


Atglen Public Library
413 Valley Avenue, Atglen, PA, 19310
Library Phone Number: 610-593-6848
Registration Begins: June 4
Course Dates: June 25 – 28 (a.m. only)
            
  Avon Grove Free Library
117 Rose Hill Avenue, 
West Grove, PA, 19390
Library Phone #: 610-869-2004
Registration Begins: July 2
Course Dates: July 23 – 26 (a.m. & p.m.)                                          

                                  

Bayard Taylor Memorial Library
216 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA, 19348
Library Phone Number:  610-444-2702              
Registration Begins: June 25
Course Dates: July 16 -19 (a.m. & p.m.)                  

             Chester County Library
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA, 19341
Library Phone Number:  610-280-2630
Registration Begins: June 18
C   Course Dates: July 9 - 12 (a.m. & p.m.)
                            July 16 - 19 (a.m. only)
Chester Springs Library
1685-A Art School Rd., Chester Springs, PA, 19425
Library Phone Number:  610-827-9212
Registration Begins: June 25
Course Dates: July 9 - 12 (a.m. only)
       Coatesville Area Public Library
501 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA, 19320
Library Phone Number:  610-384-4115
Registration Begins: June 4
Course Dates: June 25 – 28 (p.m. only)

Downingtown Library
330 East Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA, 19335
Library Phone Number:  610-269-2741
Registration Begins: June 4
Course Dates: June 25 - 28 (p.m. only)
             
 Easttown Library
720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA, 19312
Library Phone Number:  610-644-3764
Registration Begins: July 2 at 6 p.m.
Course Dates:  July 23 - 26 (a.m. & p.m.)                   

Henrietta Hankin Branch
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA, 19425
Library Phone Number:  610-321-1724
Registration Begins: July 9 at 5 p.m.
Course Dates: July 30- August 2 (a.m. & p.m.)

Honey Brook Community Library
687 Compass Road, Honey Brook, PA, 19344
Library Phone Number:  610-273-3303
Registration Begins: July 9
Course Dates: July 30 – August 2 (a.m. & p.m.)

Malvern Public Library
1 East First Avenue, Malvern, PA, 19355
Library Phone Number:  610-644-7259
Registration Begins:  July 2
Course Dates: July 23 – 26 (a.m. & p.m.)                                        

Oxford Public Library
48 Second Street, Oxford, PA, 19363
Library Phone Number:  610-932-9625
Registration Begins:  June 25 at 6 p.m.
Course Dates: July 16 -19 (a.m. only)                   
Paoli Library
18 Darby Road, Paoli, PA, 19301
Library Phone Number: 610-296-7996
Registration Begins: June 11
Course Dates: July 2, 3, 5 & 6 (a.m. only)
Parkesburg Free Library
105 West Street, Parkesburg, PA, 19365
Library Phone Number:  610-857-5165
Registration Begins: June 18
Course Dates: July 9 - 12 (a.m. only)

Phoenixville Public Library
183 Second Ave., Phoenixville, PA, 191460
Library Phone Number: 610-933-3013
Registration Begins: June 4
Course Dates: June 25 - 28 (a.m. & p.m.)                 

Spring City Free Library
245 Broad Street, Spring City, PA, 19475
Library Phone Number:  610-948-4130
Registration Begins: June 25
Course Dates: July 16 -19 (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 Begins: June 11
Course Dates: July 9 - 12 (a.m. & p.m.)                  

West Chester Public Library
 415 North Church Street, West Chester
Library Phone Number: 610-696-7985
Registration Begins: June 4
Course Dates: June 25 – 28 (a.m. only)

For more information, contact our local library or call Jeanne Clancy, GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer Chester County Library Coordinator, at 610-280-2631, or visit,www.scienceinthesummer.com.

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