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Local Libraries to Host Eclipse Viewing Events

Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari and Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn check out the “Eclipse Shades” that were distributed by the Ocean County Library. (Photo: Ocean County)

Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari and Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn check out the “Eclipse Shades” that were distributed by the Ocean County Library. (Photo: Ocean County)

A number of Ocean County Library system branches will host events where attendees can safely view Monday’s solar eclipse.

The libraries will provide “eclipse shades” and present a family-oriented program to learn more about the eclipse and view it safely. Library solar eclipse programs that are still accepting registration are:

  • Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., 732-270-6266, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug 21 Watch the partial solar eclipse and play themed games. This is a children’s program that will be held at the Island Heights Pavilion.
  • Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug 21 for a children’s craft as we prepare for the partial solar eclipse.
  • Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, 609-294-1197, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Get a free pair of glasses and watch the solar eclipse. There will be snacks and games. This is a Teen Program.

The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. Eclipse shades are available for registered program participants.


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An adult 18 or older must sign for the glasses.  To register call the branch or visit https://tinyurl.com/SolarEclipseOCL


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