Prepare for the Solar Eclipse

Are you ready to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of a solar eclipse? Before this mesmerizing celestial event happens on April 8, 2024, let us ensure you have everything needed for a safe and enjoyable viewing experience. From legitimate glasses to educational events and DIY activities, we’ve got you covered.

Solar eclipse glasses available beginning March 29

Visit any branch with an active library card to collect two pairs of solar eclipse glasses per family while supplies last. These glasses meet ISO 12312-2 standards, ensuring your eyes are protected during direct observation of the sun.

Where to watch the eclipse

Visit Great American Eclipse for essential tips on where to witness the solar eclipse and how to do so safely.

Attend The Science & Myth of Solar Eclipses with David Jarkins

Join us at the Nixa community branch, Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to Noon for an engaging session on this natural phenomenon led by a NASA Ambassador. An event for all ages, come explore the folklore and science of solar eclipses. Additional solar eclipse glasses will be handed out while supplies last.

Where to buy solar eclipse glasses

If you are looking for extra pairs of solar eclipse glasses, the American Astrological Association has put together a list of reputable vendors to buy from.

Pinhole Camera: A secondary way to view the eclipse

No glasses? No problem. Get hands-on with NASA’s guide on how to make a pinhole camera for a safe way to observe the solar eclipse without damaging your eyes. A fun project for the whole family, the pinhole camera offers a unique perspective on this remarkable event.


Special thanks to the Friends of the Library, whose generous donation provided for the purchase of the solar eclipse glasses.