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Eclipse Fun at MCDL


Eclipse Fun at MCDL

Where are you going to be April 8 for the solar eclipse? Watching safely from home? The Medina County District Library has got you covered – with free eclipse glasses available beginning March 18 - while supplies last at all library locations (one pair per family please). Check out books for your family from this curated Eclipse Book List, just download and click through to their catalog to reserve! Finally, get ready with at-home activities in the generous list of Additional Resources below.

The Great American Eclipse Show *
Brunswick - Saturday, Mar. 9, 10:30 am
Highland - Monday, April 1, 10:30 am
All ages - Learn the history and nature of eclipses, what to look, listen, and feel for during the eclipse, and how to safely observe it. Presented by Whiz Bang Science. Register for this event

Total Solar Eclipse *
Highland – Thursday, March 28, 6:30 pm
NASA retiree and Granger Township resident, David DeFelice, shares what to expect on April 8th during the area's first total solar eclipse since 1806. Families welcome.
Register for this event.

Total Eclipse Craft
All Library Locations - April 1-8
Take and make a craft in preparation for the eclipse. While supplies last.

Cereal Box Eclipse Viewer
Highland - Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm, all ages
Turn empty cereal boxes and foil into eclipse viewing glasses!

Moon Rock Hunt
Medina - Monday, April 8, all day
All ages - Celebrate the eclipse by hunting for “moon rocks” filled with out-of-this-world treats.

Total Eclipse Viewing
All Library Locations - Monday, April 8, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
All ages - View the eclipse at the library. Crafts and eclipse glasses provided while supplies last.

Learn More About the Eclipse with These Resources 

How to Make a Solar Eclipse Shoebox Viewer

State of Ohio Total Eclipse 2024 information page

COSI: Celebrate the 2024 Solar Eclipse with COSI!

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

NASA Kids Space Place

NASA Eclipse Web Site

INFOhio Exploring Eclipses

National Geographic: Solar Eclipse 101 Video

Kid's Almanac (solar system info)

Exploratorium Total Solar Eclipse Guide

Why 2024’s Total Solar Eclipse Will Be So Special

For a complete list of MCDL events, visit https://mcdl.info/Eclipse

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