If you have not heard, there is a solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017!
This is the first full solar eclipse that will be visible here in the United States since the 1970s. People are being warned that you are not supposed to look directly into the sun while the eclipse is happening because of the possibility of loss of eyesight.
One way to experience the eclipse is with solar eclipse glasses! Many stores and businesses have completely sold out. Lines have formed outside stores when they open. Derby eye doctors have purchased some for students at all the Derby schools. However, there is still a shortage. People are scrambling to get their hands on the glasses before Monday’s big event.
Good news! On Monday, at 9:00 a.m., we will have a LIMITED amount of solar glasses available. They will be given out on a first come first serve basis and be limited to ONE per person (they must be present). We will also have donuts available for library patrons and eclipse viewers alike.
This is a very monumental event and we are happy to help our community. Remember to be safe when viewing the eclipse on Monday.