Escape Eclipse Blindess with Special Free Library Glasses
Excitement is building for the many venturing out to catch the total solar eclipse just a bit south of us in Oregon on August 21st, the first total solar eclipse since 1918. Being in the path of totality is a truly breathtaking and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Except if you look directly at the sun without special glasses. Blindness is a distinct possibility.
But the Richland library is coming to the rescue with eclipse ready glasses to be handed out for free.
Nearly 5000 libraries and bookmobiles are giving away the glasses, thanks in part to a donation by the Moore Foundation. The Richland library will be handing the glasses out as part of a summer reading program that encourages kids to learn more about science.