DARIEN — It wasn’t the official countdown time, but the celebration was equally as joyous when Darien Library hosted a “Noon” Year’s Eve event on Monday.

“We’re excited to pick back up the tradition,” said Samantha Cardone, children’s program coordinator, for the holiday hadn’t been on a weekday the last two years.

Along with a range of crafting opportunities and a countdown to noon, there were hats, noisemakers and an explosion of confetti contributing to the spirited celebration, which drew around 100 people to the children’s library.

“It’s a great way for younger children to participate in a New Year’s celebration,” Cardone said, “and also grown ups who can’t stay up late.”