Library announces it is out of stock of eclipse glasses

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COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is out of stock of free eclipse glasses. CML began handing them out to customers for free on Monday, March 18, and due to high demand, there are none remaining in stock. CML will not be purchasing any additional glasses.

CML has unveiled a dedicated webpage for the upcoming eclipse featuring a schedule of programs taking place throughout the CML system for all ages. Central Ohioans are also invited to attend a special eclipse watch party on Monday, April 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Representatives from COSI will join CML staff on the front lawn for science activities before and after the eclipse.

At 3:10 p.m. on Monday, April 8, central Ohio will experience a near total solar eclipse – with totality lasting around 3-4 minutes. Safe glasses are essential for viewing this celestial phenomenon.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like School Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.

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