Library offers free COSI eclipse kits while supplies last

Adults-only kits each contain one pair of eclipse glasses

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has received – and is handing out at all 23 of its locations – free eclipse kits provided by COSI. Each kit includes a pair of eclipse glasses and activities that customers can do at home. Due to the items included, the kits are only available to adults 18 and older. Limit four per adult, while supplies last.

CML announced last week that it had handed out 100,000 free eclipse glasses.

CML has 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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