Richmond Library Expands Distribution of Eclipse-Viewing Glasses
Photo caption: Ronnie Scroger, age 6, and his mother Tracey Cook join library employees Marie Barcomb and Bob Conrad to model the safety glasses that will be available at programs August 14 to 21.
Due to heavy regional interest, the Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia, NY, will begin distribution of a limited supply of solar eclipse-viewing safety glasses one week early, at library eclipse-themed family programs already scheduled for August 14th, 16th, and 18th. The remainder of glasses will be distributed on a first-come basis at an eclipse-viewing lawn party hosted by the library on the afternoon of August 21, after a brief safety demonstration.
"We got a thousand pairs of these glasses from NASA," Library Director Bob Conrad explained. "But under the terms of their grant, we can only distribute them after a safety demonstration that's a part of our summer reading program. Originally, those demonstrations were all going to be on the afternoon of August 21st, during the eclipse. But we're getting so many calls from people who don't live here or who are traveling for the eclipse, that we decided to start distribution early by including the safety demo at all of next week's family programs."
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