Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024


The library will be closed on Monday, April 8.

The library does not have any eclipse glasses available.


On April 8th Champaign County will be covered in darkness in the afternoon thanks to a total eclipse of the sun. The last visible solar eclipse in Ohio was in 1806. The next one is expected in 2099. This is one reason this is such a special event.



It's never safe to look directly at the sun's rays, even if the sun is partially obscured. The only safe way to look directly at a partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Safe eclipse glasses should comply with ISO 12312-2 international standard.  Do not use any glasses you may have kept from the 2017 eclipse. 


Local authorities are expecting a large influx of visitors to our county on this day. Local schools will be closed. Roadways and businesses may be extremely busy or closed. It is recommended that you shelter in place on that day. More information is available at the service desk.


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