Midnight came early to the Golden Library on New Year's Eve. Eight hours early, to be exact, dozens of kids and their families ushered in the new decade on European time at the library's New Year's …
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Midnight came early to the Golden Library on New Year's Eve.
Eight hours early, to be exact, dozens of kids and their families ushered in the new decade on European time at the library's New Year's Eve party on Dec. 31.
The premature nature of the festivities, however, did not dampen the celebratory mood as the kid attendees enthusiastically counted down to the new year, which was greeted with a balloon drop and enthusiastic stomping of several sheets of bubble wrap that had been placed on the floor by library staff.
Afterwards, the kids enjoyed the chance to make their own party hats and draw New Year's pictures and messages on the library's white board wall. The event is one of many children's events that take place at Jefferson County libraries throughout the year.
“It's a great way to give kids and their families a fun and safe place to celebrate the New Year,” said Kelan Spinden, a patron experience associate at the Jefferson County Library that helped lead the event. “And it's fun to start laying down traditions like New Year's early so they can start to look forward to celebrating for the rest of their lives.”
The event provided the young attendees to partake in kid friendly versions of New Year's traditions such as taking photos in party clothes and enjoying a taste of sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic, of course).
Among those who came out for the event was Barbara Lyman, who brought her two great grandchildren.
“This was a really wonderful benefit for the community and the library staff in charge did a great job,” Lyman said. “Why shouldn't kids celebrate the New Year?”
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