Thursday, May 30, 2013

Register for Summer Programs and Online Summer Reading Club!

Registration for Summer Storytimes and Summer Specials begins on Monday, June 3rd at 7:00 AM. The registration links are in the sidebar. Call the library at 610-543-0436 with any questions or problems. See below for a listing and description of all available programs.

Don't forget to register for the Online Summer Reading Program!
This program is open to kids and babies of all ages! After registering, stop in the library to pick up your prize pack (this contains small pieces so it's best for older children)! Log books online as you read. For every 5 books you read you can add a jewel to our buried treasure! Read 20 books and get a free owl t-shirt! Reach the goal of 100 books and add a golden doubloon to the treasure and be entered into a drawing to adopt a meerkat and get a meet-and-greet with an animal of your choice at the Philadelphia Zoo! (If you are reading chapter books you can add a jewel for every book you read, collect your t-shirt after reading 8 books and add a golden doubloon and be entered into the drawing after reaching the goal of 25 books.)

To sign up for Online Summer Reading just click on the links in the sidebar.
-Choose Read to Me if your child isn't reading yet.
-Choose Dig Into Reading! for readers in grades K-6.
-Choose Beneath the Surface if you are in grades 7-12.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Science in the Summer 2013

For children entering Grades 2-6
Monday, July 29th– Thursday, August 1st
Registration will take place Wednesday, May 1st through Friday, May 31st

Science in the Summer is a program sponsored by the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and the Delaware County Library System. The program introduces students entering grades 2-6 to the fun of science. Brief, experiment-oriented courses are taught by certified teachers at the Swarthmore Public Library. Children will learn as they participate in fun, hands-on science activities and experiments. This year’s theme is Bioscience.

Explore the world of one-celled and many-celled living things using microscopes. Examine plant and animal cells and discover how they are similar and different.  Make your own slides to observe microscopic animals, onion cells, and aquatic herbs. Dissect a flower and examine each part.  Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.

Science in the Summer will be held at the Swarthmore Public Library from Monday, July 29th through Thursday, August 1st. Each child will attend one 45 minute class (either morning or afternoon session) Monday through Thursday. The class schedule is as follows:

Level 1 (Grades 2-3) 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Level 2 (Grades 4-6) 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Level 1 (Grades 2-3) 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Level 2 (Grades 4-6) 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

This program is free for participants but space is limited. Selection will be done by lottery. Children entering grades 2-6 are invited to register for the lottery. Parents must complete a registration form in person at the library for each child. Registration will run from Wednesday, May 1st through Friday, May 31st. 

Please call the library at 610-543-0436 with any questions or email

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