Blast Off into Learning with Science in the Summer!

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Released: June 27, 2024

Blast Off into Learning with Science in the Summer!

Get ready to escape the summer heat and embark on an interstellar adventure with Delaware County Libraries’ Annual Science in the Summer Program!

This year’s theme, ‘Be a Space Scientist!’ provides an opportunity for children entering grades 2 through 6 to step into the shoes of real-world scientists and solve exciting space-related challenges. Imagine designing a rover to explore the Martian landscape, crafting a spacesuit fit for an astronaut, or building a rocket that could take you to the stars!

Each activity highlights an amazing career, like a Planetary Geologist, Robotics Engineer, Rocket Engineer, Spacesuit Designer, or Astrobiologist. Through engaging stories and hands-on projects, kids will see what it's like to work in these fascinating fields.

“Science in the Summer provides fun and engaging experiences with science to spark kids’ interests in pursuing careers in STEM,” said Cheri Crow, Youth Services Coordinator at Delaware County Libraries. “We hope that families all across the county will take advantage of these free programs.”

Classes are held at local libraries, where friendly staff and volunteers are ready to guide your budding scientists through their space adventures. Each library offers at least four of the five career activities, so there's plenty to discover. Not only is this a fantastic learning opportunity, but it’s also a great way to beat the summer heat.

Signing up is easy! Visit the Delaware County Libraries event calendar and search for "Science in the Summer". You'll know right away if you’ve secured a spot or need to join a waitlist.

If your preferred library is full and you are placed on the waiting list, feel free to register at another library to ensure that you secure a spot.

Can't make it to the library? No problem! You can still participate from home with the Educator Guides and Lab Notebooks available on the Science in the Summer webpage. Just download the resources, gather your materials, and get ready for some space-tastic fun!

GSK Science in the Summer™ is proudly supported by GSK, led by The Franklin Institute, and brought to you by Delaware County Libraries. “We are pleased to be offering Science in the Summer again this year in conjunction with GlaxoSmithKline and the Franklin Institute,” said Anny Laepple, Director of Delaware County Libraries. “We hope that those who are unable to participate in person will take advantage of the resources provided online to complete the activities at home.”

Visit Your Library Today! Delaware County Libraries provide a wealth of services and programs for all ages. To learn more about what your library offers, visit

Join us for an unforgettable summer of science, stories, and space exploration!

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