Discover the Solar Eclipse

With themed programming, catalog picks, and a Beanstack reading challenge, we’re preparing all March long for the total eclipse on April 8!

Register for our Beanstack challenge, log your reading, and be entered to win an age-appropriate prize! 

Please note, in advance of the Solar Eclipse the library’s telescopes and bird watching kits will not be available for checkout from March 1 through April 8.

Eclipse glasses are now available at your community library with a limit of

4 per patron while supplies last. See below for availability:

Beavercreek Community Library Out of Stock - (937) 352-4001
Cedarville Community Library Out of Stock - (937) 352-4006
Fairborn Community Library Out of Stock - (937) 878-9383
Jamestown Community Library Out of Stock - (937) 352-4005
Winters-Bellbrook Community Library Out of Stock - (937) 352-4004
Xenia Community Library Out of Stock - (937) 352-4000
Yellow Springs Community Library Out of Stock - (937) 352-4003



In the Shadow of the Moon

Wednesday, Mar 13 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Local resident Brian Woodruff will share his experiences and knowledge as a long-time eclipse chaser. Registration required.

Eclipse Creations

Saturday, Mar 30 • 3 - 4 p.m.  

Join us for some science and art in preparation for the solar eclipse. Registration required. Ages 6-11.   

Make Your Own Eclipse

Monday, Apr 1 • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  

Join Mr. Tim for a story or two and a crafting session that will leave you with your own eclipse. Registration required. Ages 6-11


Eclipse Story Time with Ms. Kristen

Monday, Apr 8 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  

Join us for a special S.T.E.M. story time with activities and experiments about the solar eclipse! For ages 3-5. No registration required.


Armstrong Air and Space Museum presents

Wednesday, Mar 27 • 6 - 7:30 p.m.  

Get ready for the solar eclipse with this presentation from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.


Eclipse Storytime

Thursday, Apr 4 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  

The total solar eclipse will occur on April 8th. Celebrate the solar eclipse with a special storytime!    


Eclipse Pinhole Viewing Box

Tuesday, Apr 2 • 3 - 4 p.m.  

Gather Tuesday after school to make a pinhole viewing box in preparation of the solar eclipse.

Eclipse Fun with Diamond Art Kits

Friday, Apr 5 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  

Work on your own diamond art kit of the solar eclipse to get you excited about the eclipse coming on 8 April.  Plan on finishing it at home.

Your Catalog

Total Solar Eclipse- April 8, 2024

List created by Greene_TamarK

We are all looking forward to the total solar eclipse coming in April, and I had a great time putting together this list of books for all ages about eclipses. For adults, I've selected narrative nonfiction- great storytelling! For kids, I've chosen more practical books that explain what an eclipse is and how it works. I hope you totally enjoy this total eclipse, but most of all, please do so safely. Please use eclipse glasses (the library is providing some at all locations while supplies last), and check for other safety concerns at NASA's website. Be safe and enjoy!

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