Rock Island libraries gave away 900 solar eclipse glasses

(MGN)

ROCK ISLAND — Are you planning a special trip to see the solar eclipse?

If so, Rock Island libraries want to make sure you’re prepared.

Because it is not safe to look directly into the sun during an eclipse and traditional sunglasses don’t offer enough protection, the libraries gave out special viewing glasses free to 900 people.  They saved 100 for when the event is happening.

You can see in the video below that the solar eclipse glasses have been given the stamp of approval from Denise and Elizabeth.

The eclipse will take place on August 21.