Help us spread the word! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library only has eclipse glasses available at select programs

Help us spread the word! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will not be distributing eclipse glasses to the public at large on or before August 21.

There will be a small number of glasses available during select programs at some branches. However program participation is a requirement to obtain the glasses and they will be distributed first-come, first-served, or through advance registration.

Never fear! Some branches will use this opportunity to teach participants how to create their own eclipse-viewing materials similar to this activity.

Finding eclipse glasses has become a nation-wide issue as more and more people attempt to purchase glasses in the waning weeks before this historic event. Libraries had been noted in some media stories as a resource for glasses. This update helps explain why this is not the case any longer.

Discovery Place is reported to have a small allotment of eclipse glasses available on Thursday, August 16.

Libraries hosting eclipse activities with eclipse glasses on site are listed below. Description: Enjoy science-related games and activities as we celebrate the solar eclipse. Attendees will receive free glasses to view the eclipse together, while supplies last.

Sugar Creek Library: Solar Eclipse Program Time: 2 p.m. Eclipse Glasses Status: Glasses are for program participants only60 pairs of eclipse glasses will be available first-come, first-served. Reserves right to limit glasses to one pair per family.

University City Regional: Solar Eclipse Program Time: 1:30 p.m. Eclipse Glasses Status: Glasses are for program participants only200 pairs of eclipse glasses will be first-come, first served for program participants only. Reserves right to limit glasses to one pair per family.

Beatties Ford Road Regional: Solar Eclipse Viewing Program Time: 1 p.m. Eclipse Glasses Status: All glasses have been claimed through registration.

Mountain Island Library: Rookie Science: Solar Eclipse Program Time: 2 p.m. Eclipse Glasses Status:  Glasses are for program participants only. 50 pairs of eclipse glasses will be available, one pair per family first-come, first-served.

Independence Regional Library: Rookie Science: Solar Eclipse 2017 Program Time: 1:30 p.m. Eclipse Glasses StatusGlasses are for program participants only25 pairs of eclipse glasses will be available, one pair per family first-come, first-served.

Main Library: Solar Eclipse Event at Sixth and Tryon Program Time: 12 p.m. Eclipse Glasses Status: All glasses have been claimed through registration.  40 Solar Eclipse glasses were donated. You must register for the glasses, then pick them up between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on 8/21/17. One pair per family!

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