Summer Science Red Hook Public Library to host summer science camps

(RED HOOK, NY) —    In partnership with Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement, the Red Hook Public Library will host several hands-on science camps for children and teens this July.

For students entering grades 9-12, the library will host a three-week research program.  Students will meet 2-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from July 13-31st. In coordination with Bard college faculty, students will choose, design, and conduct their own biology research project. Students will be expected to complete reading and writing assignments between meetings, and will write their own scientific paper documenting the results.

Also planned for July is a series of weeklong hands-on science camps for elementary- and middle-school students. Camps will meet 10:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday at the library. Each week will be tailored to specific age groups:

  • July 13-17: Entering grades 3 and 4
  • July 20-24t: Entering grades 5 and 6
  • July 27-31: Entering grades 7 and 8

Led by Bard College students, participants will learn about the scientific method as well as how to ask questions and conduct research. Experiments will include biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and more!

Space is limited for these popular programs, so call 845-758-3241 to register.

Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.

For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at

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