Ring in the New Year with PPL

Celebrating the New Year isn’t just for adults who stay up until midnight! Plano Public Library is hosting our annual “Noon Year’s Eve” on Saturday, December 31 at 11:30am at Davis and Parr libraries. Noon Year’s Eve is for all ages, and we have a variety of activities (including a balloon drop!) for everyone to participate in before the countdown to 12 o’clock noon.

Want to learn more about the New Year and New Year traditions? Check out these titles from the library’s collection:

Picture Books & Early Readers

Miss Flora McFlimsey and the Baby New Year by Mariana Print
Miss Flora McFlimsey has a surprise late-night visitor on New Year’s Eve.

Black-Eyed Peas and Hoghead Cheese: a Story of Food, Family, and Freedom by Glenda Armand Print
As Frances helps her grandmother with New Year’s Day dinner, Grandma teachers her the origins of the different dishes and soul food they prepare together. Includes a recipe for Fay’s Fabulous Pralines.

Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela! By Alexandra Alessandri Print
Ava Gabriela is excited to celebrate the New Year with her extended family in Colombia, but being around her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes her shy and quiet. Includes author’s note and glossary of Spanish words.

Mademoiselle Grands Doigts: a Cajun New Year’s Eve Tale by Johnette Downing Print
Long ago, when a young woman’s beauty made other girls jealous, they cursed her with ugliness but on New Year’s Eve, she comes out of hiding to reward good children with treats. Includes glossary of Cajun words and information about the legend.

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller Print
Squirrel can’t think of a New Year’s resolution until she realizes that by helping her friends, she’s made one after all.

The Snowflake Sisters by Patrick J. Lewis Print
Join two snowflake sisters — quick! — as they spiral down to glimpse St. Nick. Then roller-coaster on and fall upon New York and the New Year’s ball. Once it’s dropped and the old year’s out, arc on up to Central Park. There, before you grow much older, lay awhile on a snowboy’s shoulder!

Angelina Ice Skates by Katharine Holabird Print
Angelina and some other mice are preparing for a New Year’s Eve ice skating show, but the hockey players keep getting in the way until Angelina gets them involved.

Frog and Friends: Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve by Eve Bunting Print
A beginning reader book containing three stories in which Frog shares a Thanksgiving feast with his woodland friends, celebrates his first Christmas, and rings in the New Year with a twist on tradition.


Junior

Ghoulia, Book 3: Ghoulia and the Ghost with No Name by Barbara Cantini Print
Unless Ghoulia can discover the name of a young ghost, who arrived at Crumbling Manor just before the “Dead but Not Departed” New Year’s Eve Party, he will vanish forever.

The Midnight Peacock by Katherine Woodfine Print
You are cordially invited to Sinclair’s Midnight Peacock Ball! The festive season has come to Sinclair’s and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall. But it turns out that this is no ordinary house party … With the help of their friends, can they uncover the truth in time to foil a truly diabolical plot? Or will Mr. Sinclair’s New Year’s Eve Midnight Peacock Ball spell disaster for the dauntless young detectives?

New Year’s Eve Thieves by Ron Roy Print
Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy are looking forward to a New Year’s Eve party. But someone is leaving clues that there might be more to this celebration than confetti and noisemakers. The year ends with a surprise in this exciting conclusion to the Calendar Mysteries series.

The New Year’s Eve Sleepover from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler Print
Eric is having a New Year’s Eve sleepover, but Hubie has never spent the night away from home. He’s going to be in a strange bed, in a strange room, in a strange house. What if Hubie gets sick or has a bad dream? What happens if Eric starts telling his cheesy jokes? And what’s all this talk about making a New Year’s revolution?

Who Stole New Year’s Eve? by Martha Freeman Print
Sixth-grader Alex and his friend Yasmeen are on the case when ice sculptures go missing from the local First Night festivities.

Happy New Year, Mallory! by Laurie Friedman Print
It’s New Year’s Eve and Mallory can’t wait to celebrate! Her camp friends are coming to Fern Falls and she and Mary Ann have planned out every last detail for a perfect winter reunion and New Year’s Eve party. But what Mallory hadn’t planned on is getting sick. Poor Mallory has to ring in the New Year in the hospital instead of at home with her friends and family. Mallory thinks she’s missing out on all the fun. Is this the beginning of the worst year ever, or is Mallory in for a big New Year’s surprise?

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