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Summer Reading at New York Libraries

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Getting started with SEAL? Find eclipse and Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries resources here!

We are excited to let you know about upcoming opportunities for viewing two spectacular eclipses. Two solar eclipses are coming to North America! An annular eclipse occurs on Saturday, October 14, 2023, and a total eclipse occurs on Monday, April 8, 2024. The 2024 eclipse in particular is the last annular eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. for another two decades! 

To help make sure New York libraries are ready for both events, the NYS Library has partnered with STAR Library Network (STARNet). The STARNet Community is a place where library staff can collaborate with other professionals and discover new and exciting opportunities that they can share with their patrons. STAR is a part of the Space Science Institute, which is based out of Colorado. The Space Science Institute is shaping our future by enabling scientists to advance our understanding of Earth and the Universe; increasing science and technology literacy for people of all ages and backgrounds; and inspiring youth to pursue science-technology education and career opportunities.

The logo for Summer Reading in New York State. The logo features and open book with the words "Summer Reading at New York Libraries" below it.The logo for the Space Science Institute. The logo is a yellow planet with two rings going around it. The logo for the Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries, which is a division of the Science Space Institute. The logo is a blue seal wearing a pair of solar eclipse glasses.