Shawnee Library: Summer at the library is rocketing along

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

The Shawnee Public Library invites local teens to a literal blastoff in its Summer Learning Program. The event “Rockets! We Have Liftoff!” takes place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

Under the direction of a representative from Science Museum Oklahoma, participants will build a rocket kit and then take the rockets outside to launch them. The program also gives an opportunity to learn about the history and science of rockets.

The program is for teens in sixth through 12th grades, but participation size is limited, so advance registration is required.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Find out more about any of the library’s services by going online to or through the Pioneer Library System Connect App, available for iPhone and Apple users at the App Store or for Android users via Google Play.