COLD SPRING -- Area libraries offered some special events Monday as spectators gathers to watch the solar eclipse.

"Some libraries had early events to make the pin-hole viewers and others waiting until the eclipse started."

The Great River Regional Library received a grant to provide special eclipse-viewing glasses, to go with Monday's program.

Kateri Gruber is with the Great River Regional Library branch in Cold Spring. She says while the weather didn't cooperate, they still had some fun educational activities for the kids.

"We talked about why size and distance matter between the sun and moon, to what goes into an eclipse. We even have some cookies the kids can decorate and turn into sun and moon cookies.

While spectators couldn't see the eclipse outdoors, they were still able to witness the moment off of the computer via NASA's livestream.

The next total eclipse of the sun is projected to happen in 2024.


(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)