Johnson City Library to give away solar eclipse glasses


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Johnson City Public Library is giving away free solar eclipse glasses beginning Tuesday. They have one thousand glasses available on a first come, first serve basis.

"People are just really, really excited about it," said Jennifer Johnson, library school age program coordinator. "I think it's going to be a great way to bring the community together over a common interest. I'm really excited to see what kind of turn out we're going to have that day."

The eclipse glasses block out most of the sun's light, allowing you to look at the sun safely during the eclipse on August 21.

The library is planning an information session on August 17. An ETSU professor will talk about how to view the solar eclipse safely.

Johnson said the library is already getting a lot of calls about the program.

Three hundred glasses have been set aside for the information session. The library will also have some available at its eclipse viewing party on August 21.