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Don’t have eclipse glasses yet? These places on the Coast can help you out.

The staff at the Ocean Springs Library has eclipse glasses and will begin giving them out on Monday. Staffers, from left, Aaron Taylor, Andrew Howell, Michelle McCartney and Maureen Downey, model the glasses. Pascagoula Library is waiting until the day of the eclipse to release their glasses.
The staff at the Ocean Springs Library has eclipse glasses and will begin giving them out on Monday. Staffers, from left, Aaron Taylor, Andrew Howell, Michelle McCartney and Maureen Downey, model the glasses. Pascagoula Library is waiting until the day of the eclipse to release their glasses. klnelson@sunherald.com

The staff at the Ocean Springs Library made a strategic decision, and now the library has eclipse glasses when others have run out.

They will be giving out glasses on Monday, beginning at 9 a.m. — free — four per family. They have 100 to give out during the week and 100 more to hand out Saturday, when they hold a family pre-eclipse event.

Pascagoula Public Library is holding on to its glasses until the day of the eclipse, Aug. 21, when it plans an educational event.

The flyer for the Ocean Springs Libary pre-eclipse Aug. 19 event, which begins at 10 a.m., announces it’s all happening “when the sun and moon align with you.”

The free glasses will be handed out first-come, first-served, and at the pre-eclipse event, children will be build a galaxy in a bottle they can wear like a necklace.

Edgewater Mall will hand out 2,000 pairs of eclipse glasses on Friday, Aug. 18, at various locations inside the mall.

Karen Nelson: 228-896-2310, @NelsonNews_atSH

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