Verona families celebrate New Year’s early with ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ party

VERONA, Wis. — The Verona Public Library held a special event Friday for those who can’t stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Dubbed “Noon Year’s Eve,” the event was complete with a photo booth and dance party, plus activities for all ages, including New-Year’s-themed crafts, games, and refreshments.

“It’s one of those events that doesn’t happen as often where families with young children want to celebrate the new year but aren’t quite sure how to do it, so to provide that opportunity is really fun for us,” Leah Portz, a youth services librarian with the Verona Public Library, said.

It’s the first time they’ve held the event in person with past celebrations done virtually.

“It’s really just about creating a space for families to come together and have fun and celebrate the new year,” Portz said.