Small children and parents packed an activity room at Lake Forest Library for a Noon Year's Eve event, counting down to noon on Dec. 31.
Small children played games, danced, crafted party hats and crushed over 100 feet of bubble wrap to simulate popping corks as the magic hour arrived.
Children’s Librarian Mary Webber said the fourth year of the event was one of the largest to date.
"It was very successful. It was a rainy day and we had a lot of people come and I think everybody had a good time," she said. "When the balloons dropped and the bubble wrap (was stomped) it got a little chaotic, but it was all fun."