Friday, September 23, 2022, 2:55 p.m. CDT
NORFOLK, Neb. – A northeast Nebraska library is preparing to bring children’s activities back into their after-school schedules.
The Norfolk Public Library has started organizing extracurricular activities and hosts clubs and events throughout the fall.
Norfolk Public Library Youth Services Librarian Karen Drevo said the library likes to give children a place where they feel welcome and can make friends after school.
“A public library is a place for everyone,” Drevo said. “We’re a place where they feel welcome and where they can connect with other kids.”
The library will house books and Lafter-school ego clubs, as well as a coloring program.
On October 10, the library will host an after-school reptile event where children can interact with different reptiles such as a python, alligator, and macaw.
Drevo added that the library saw a need for extracurricular activities in the community and wanted to provide a safe haven for children during the week.
“After school, it can be a lonely time for a child. And being able to come and feel like they’re not alone and have things to do that are fun,” she said. “We’re really sneaky. We bring educational value to those.”
The library will also be offering its Pumpkin Literary Contest in October and hosting a Halloween Magic Show on October 27.
For a complete list of events and activities at the library, visit library website.