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Hunterdon County libraries offer free eclipse viewing glasses and STEM programs for all ages

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Free eclipse viewing glasses are available at both the Main Branch Library, 314 State Route 12 in Raritan Township, and the North Branch Library, located at 65 Halstead Street, in Clinton.

Viewing glasses are available at the front desks at these library locations while supplies last. There is a limit of two glasses per family.

Commissioner Director Jeff Kuhl, who also serves as the liaison to the Library Commission said, “Our county libraries offer so much more than just a place to take out books. The various programs and events that are offered encourage fun and educational ways for residents in our community to become more involved, stay connected, and access useful information.”

On Monday, April 8, a Partial Solar Eclipse program through the Citizen Science projects, at the Hunterdon County Main Branch library, is being offered from 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Participants will meet outside in ‘The Grove” garden area at the Headquarters library and includes an opportunity for the collection of data for both Eclipse Soundscapes and NASA’s GLOBE Observer programs.

The event is open to adults and teens and registration is required for attendance.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a smartphone, if they have one, and all other necessary equipment will be provided. Solar binoculars and eclipse viewing glasses will also be available for those who just wish to observe the partial eclipse. Eclipse maximum will occur at 3:24 pm.

For additional STEM fun, the North County Branch library is offering a Mini Makers Homeschool program beginning Monday, April 8th, from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., for children ages 5 – 12 years of age.

Registration is required, and participants can enjoy various stations of learning and play including Legos, Perler Bead crafts, build vehicles with gears, and imagination playground blocks.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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