McDonald Library Selected for National ‘NASA@ My Library’ Bilingual Eclipse Opportunities

Resources Will Allow for Cutting-edge NASA Programming and Activities

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Ben F. McDonald Library has been selected to participate in “NASA@ My Library,” an educational initiative to increase and enhance STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) learning opportunities for library patrons.

As one of only 49 libraries nationwide to be part of this initiative, the McDonald Library will receive the following:

  • Bilingual solar science kits with portable, user-friendly reflector telescopes best suited for amateur astronomers
  • Two sun spotters, or wooden telescopes that use mirrors and a powerful lens to project a solar image onto a white viewing screen
  • The “Moonbear Shadow” book and activity

Using elements from the science kit, the McDonald Library will host a bilingual reading of “Moonbear’s Shadow” led by Telemundo Corpus Christi Anchor and Producer Nina Martinez. The Eclipse Storytime event will be held on Friday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 4044 Greenwood Drive.

“NASA@ My Library” is offered by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the ALA Public Programs Office, Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), and Education Development Center (EDC). This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. This work was also assisted and supported by the Space Science Institute, which was the recipient of the cooperative agreement. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the Space Science Institute.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and by the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call 361-826-3124 in advance.

For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Officer Cassandra Hinojosa at 361-826-2944 or