The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, will be visible from every North Country library! Many of our libraries will be hosting eclipse-themed events and distributing eclipse glasses.
Will my library be holding an eclipse-viewing event?
We’re keeping a running list of eclipse-themed events at North Country libraries. Find the full list right here!
Will I be able to get free eclipse-safe glasses at my library?
Most likely, yes. Eclipse glasses have been distributed to all of our North Country libraries to give out to community members. Some glasses may be reserved for people attending an eclipse-viewing event at the library, if they’re hosting one. Be sure to call the library to make sure they have glasses to give away. (You can find a full library directory here.) Call early – these will go fast! (Please note: The NCLS Service Center in Watertown DOES NOT have eclipse glasses.)
What if I can’t get glasses through my library?
Try reaching out to a science museum or other organization holding an eclipse-viewing event in your community.
If you buy your own glasses, be sure the vendor is on this list of Suppliers of Safe Solar Filters and Viewers from the American Astronomical Society. They have a bunch of great information on how to safely view an eclipse.
And of course, you can always make your own pinhole camera to safely view the eclipse.
Looking for eclipse-related books? Check out our special collections below.