SUMMIT, NJ - They protected your eyes from damaging rays during last month's solar sensation, and now they can serve to educate and inspire students in other parts of the world.

'Eclipse glasses' -- sold out at retail and online a few weeks back, they may be nothing more than a novelty to many now, but the Summit Free Public Library has partnered with Astronomers Without Borders, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to sharing the wonders of astronomy with folks around the globe.

The eclipse glasses can be dropped off at the Library during normal hours through the end of September. Once collected, they will be sent by the Summit UPS Store to Astronomers Without Borders, which will then send to schools in areas of Asia and South America that will be in the path of the 2019 total solar eclipse.

The Summit Free Public Library is located at 75 Maple Street.