NORFOLK, Neb. -- A library in northeast Nebraska is gearing up to help bring kids' activities backs into their after-school schedules.

Norfolk Public Library has begun hosting after-school activities and has clubs and events planned for all throughout Autumn.

Karen Drevo, the youth service librarian, at the Norfolk Public Library said the library likes to provide children with a place where they feel welcome and can make friends after school.

"A public library is a place for everyone," Drevo said. "We are a place where they feel welcome and where they can connect with other kids."

The library will be hosting book and Lego clubs after school, as well as a coloring program.

On October 10th, the library will host an after-school reptiles event where children will get to interact with different reptiles such as a python, an alligator, and a macaw.

Drevo added that the library saw a need for after-school activities in the community and wanted to provide a safe haven for children during the week.

"After school can be a lonely time for a kid. And to be able to come and feel like they are not alone and have things to do that are entertaining," She said. "We are really sneaky. We sneak in educational value to those."

The library will also be bringing its pumpkin literary contest in October and will be holding a Halloween Magic Show on October 27th.

For a full list of events and activities at the library, visit the library's website.