Rock Around the Clock: Bring in the New Year with Kids

It’s that time of year again, when a new year comes and we celebrate new beginnings! The New Year is always a festive time. I remember when I was a little boy, I would watch Dick Clark’s Rockin' New Year's Eve and try to stay up until midnight. New Year’s Eve celebrations aren't just adult parties anymore. Many family-friendly events are popping up around town. Start your search at the Chicago Public Library for Noon Year’s Eve events.

Enjoy these timely titles in time for the new year:

New Year's Eve Thieves: The always entertaining Calendar Mysteries series has a New Year's Eve mystery surprise in store for you!

Amelia's Must-keep Resolutions for the Best Year Ever!: Learn how your favorite book character, Amelia Bedelia makes goals for the new year. 

Shanté Keys and the New Year's Peas: Black eyed peas are the order for the day with Shante Keys as she shares her holiday traditions and learns about others. 

Happy New Year, Everywhere!: Learn about New Year customs, greetings, games and food from around the world.

Finally, Chicago Parent recommends eight kid-friendly ways to ring in the new year.

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