The solar eclipse is just a couple of weeks away and public libraries across the United States are handing out roughly two million free eclipse glasses to celebrate.  And, this Tuesday, the Daviess County Public Library will be participating.  Here's how to get your eclipse glasses!

The Daviess County Public Library will be handing out glasses this Tuesday, August 8th.  And the FREE glasses will be available while supplies last.  DCPL opens at 9am and remains open through 9pm.  Eclipse glasses are provided FREE in partnership with a program initiated by the Space Science Institute.  There is a limit of one pair of glasses per patron and you must collect yours in person at the Daviess County Public Library.  DCPL has approximately 250 pairs to give away.

Of course, the 2017 solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21st and western Kentucky is expected to offer the best and longest views in the nation.  Of course, it's widely believed that looking directly at the sun can lead to serious and permanent eye damage and that is why it's recommended that you wear special eclipse viewing glasses.