Treasures on the Shelves: A new year brings new opportunities

Published 8:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2023

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Treasures on the Shelves

Connie Krupa

It’s almost time to ring out the old and ring in the New Year. While many people will be making New Year’s Resolutions, others will be plan parties with friends and family. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate with kids, here are some ideas. Buy party supplies, top hats, headbands, and party glasses and watch the ball drop in Times Square. 

Have the family dress up in their absolute best clothes to make the night special. Enjoy some game time by playing favorite board games or make up your own games. Create a family fun playlist that includes your favorite songs and have a dance party or a dance contest. Grab your camera and set up a photo booth with a backdrop that the kids can paint. 

Try to cook or bake some new for the special celebration like fondue or homemade pizza. Discuss with the family what goals and resolutions you can make for the upcoming year. Set some individuals goals and resolutions. 

Once finished, display the goals and resolutions on the fridge to keep the family motivated throughout the year. There are some special New Year’s Countdowns for children, including Netflix, PBS, and Sesame Street. Also, visit your local library and read about New Year’s Day. Some titles found at both Victoria and Ripberger Public Libraries are Happy New Year by Emily Kelley, Happy New Year! By Emery Bernhard, We Celebrate New year by Bobbie, Kalma, and Shante Keys and the New Year’s peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport.

Connie Krupa is the children’s program coordinator for the Lunenburg County Public Library System. She can be reached at