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Noise makers, a balloon drop and a new year — at noon at Gainesville library
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Youngsters celebrated the new year at a more reasonable hour Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, during the New Year at Noon event at the Hall County Library System Gainesville Branch. After story time, kids celebrated the new year with a balloon drop, noise makers and cookies. - photo by Scott Rogers

Youngsters celebrated the new year at a more reasonable hour Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Gainesville library. 

The New Year at Noon event at the Hall County Library System's Gainesville branch featured story time, a balloon drop, noise makers and cookies.

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Siblings Lily, 9, and Tony Coleman, 8, play with party favors Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, during the New Year at Noon event at the Hall County Library System Gainesville Branch. - photo by Scott Rogers
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A balloon drop was part of the New Year at Noon event Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Hall County Library System's Gainesville branch. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Noise makers are snatched from a table Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Hall County Library System's Gainesville branch during the New Year at Noon event. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Sawyer Anthony, 1, plays with a balloon Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Hall County Library System's Gainesville branch during the New Year at Noon event. - photo by Scott Rogers
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