Join the Highland County Public Library for Activities and Fun for the 2024 Solar Eclipse

There will be excitement a plenty at the Highland County Public Library on Monday, April 8 for the solar eclipse. Highland County Public Schools release early for a teachers’ inservice that day, and the staff at the library is excited to be the community spot for viewing.


The library will work with youth from the newly formed Teen Advisory Council to run this event.  Activities will include a live stream of the total solar eclipse from NASA, STEM activities that surround both the eclipse and the sun in general, a storytime, and an immersive experience that discusses the ancient legends and myths associated with solar eclipses.


There will also be snacks and a variety of ways to view the solar eclipse including pinhole viewers, telescopes and binoculars with specialized viewers, and a fun experience with disco balls. 


Attendees can also write their name with hole punches or use colanders to view the shadow of the eclipse on the ground as it changes and moves through the sky.


Highland County will not be in the path of totality this year, but will be at 90 percent, so this is an eclipse party you don’t want to miss!


All eclipse events at the Highland County Public Library are free and open to the public, children under 12 must have a caregiver with them. Eclipse glasses will be available at the library during the party and are also available for pickup prior if you will not be near the library on April 8. Children enrolled in Highland County Public Schools will also be able to receive eclipse glasses through the school. These will be distributed before release on April 8.


For questions, or if you would like to volunteer, email

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Brit Chambers

Brit Chambers is a resident of Highland County, Virginia and a news reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio. She loves living in a small town and relishes the outdoor adventures and community feeling that Highland has to offer. Brit has a background in journalism, marketing, and public relations and spends her free time reading good books, baking sourdough bread, and hiking with her family.

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