Seats Still Available for Granville Libraries’ ‘GSK Science in the Summer’

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-Press Release, Granville County Government  

The Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford and the South Branch Library in Creedmoor will host GlaxoSmithKline’s “Science in the Summer,” a fun and free North Carolina education initiative that helps children “grow into science.”

Through classes held at public libraries and in community-based centers all over North Carolina, “Science in the Summer” is designed to get kids excited about studying science with hands-on experience. The theme for the 2019 program is “The Science of Me” as students explore human biology through activities and experiments.

During these educational sessions, students will learn that the human body is a complex system that is constantly working to complete tasks such as breathing, running and even picking up a pencil.

“Without our body working in harmony, we would not be able to function,” the registration flyer reads. “From the building blocks of life to organ systems, students will develop a deeper understanding of the human body.”

(Photo courtesy Granville Co. Govt)

At both local library branches, Level One (second and third graders) is scheduled for July 22 through July 26 from 9 a.m. until noon; Level Two (grades 4 and 5) will be held July 22 through July 26 from 1 until 4 p.m.; and Level Three (for students in grades 6 through 8) will be held July 29 through July 31 from 9 a.m. until noon. A total of twenty elementary students and 24 middle school students will be accepted for each session.

A few slots are still available. Registration continues online at and will be open until all seats are filled.

Parents are advised that a waiver – which will be sent separately – must be completed within 72 hours of the registration process for enrollment to be complete.

The Richard H. Thornton Library and the South Branch Library are two of four branches of the Granville County Library System. The Thornton branch is located at 210 Main Street in Oxford and the South Branch is located at 1550 S. Campus Drive in Creedmoor.

The “GSK Science in the Summer” program is being held in partnership with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and will be taught by certified instructors. Email [email protected] for more information about this program or call 919-843-9379.

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