With an Annular Solar Eclipse in 2023 and a Total Solar Eclipse in 2024, the STAR Library Education Networks SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries) initiative (with major funding support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) is distributing approximately 5 million solar eclipse viewing glasses to libraries in all 50 states and all US territories and protectorates. 

This application must be completed in one sitting. You will not be able to come back and edit your answers. We recommend that you complete the survey as soon as possible, to ensure you receive your glasses in time for your event. Please note glasses can only be sent to physical addresses, we cannot ship to PO boxes. Personal addresses can be used for shipping. 
 
Applications will be reviewed in the order that they were received, and glasses will be distributed on a first come/first accepted basis. The only requirements to receive glasses are as follows:

-You must be an employee or representative of a public library in the United States (including DC, territories, and protectorates), and each library will only receive one box of glasses

-Military libraries are eligible if approved through your chain of command, please confirm eligibility prior to applying
-School libraries are eligible only if they also serve as a free and open public library (this requirement may be relaxed as we get nearer the event)

-You must upload (on library letterhead) a brief letter from your director or other similar responsible party attesting that you intend to utilize these glasses for educational programs, will not sell the glasses you receive, agree to complete a post event survey, and commitment to participate in relevant trainings or online community activities as able



You will receive on-screen confirmation that your information has been submitted. You will receive an email confirmation from an SSI staff member (please allow 2 to 3 weeks to receive this confirmation) and be added to the SSI SEAL Newsletter. The newsletter can be accessed directly at www.starnetlibraries.org if it is blocked by your email provider. 

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