Start your Genealogy Research here! The Decatur and Geneva locations both house large collections of primary and secondary documents, newspapers, directories and more. Online searchable databases include Ancestry and HeritageQuest at no cost to you.


Children's Services

Children's Services

Children's services includes regular Early Literacy Classes for all ages, summer reading programs, 1000 Books before Kindergarten, and other reading programs. The creative Play area includes Legos, puppets, costumes, and more for fun interactive learning.

Children's Services

Check Em Out Book Club

Check Em Out Book Club

Adams Public Library's online book club! Check 'Em Out Book Club is designed for all those who love to engage with others on what they are reading. Participants can read and discuss at their own pace & on their own time schedule. A new book will be unveiled each month.

Check Em Out Book Club


NEW Event Calendar »

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Whether you are a new to handcrafting or a seasoned veteran, join our group for companionship, fun and crafts! New members always welcome.

2 & 3 Year Old Early Literacy Class

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Educating your child through discovery, curiosity, fun and play! Stories, music and lots of action! Registration is required in Children's Services

4 & 5 Year Old Early Literacy

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Educating your child through discovery, curiosity, fun and play!Lots of stories, action and music followed by a craft! Registration is required in Children's Services.

E-Book Tutorial

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you want to check out e-books, but don't know how? Now is your chance to learn!  APLS will be holding open informational sessions on all of the e-resources that we offer, how to get them on your electronic devices, and how to navigate the platforms! 


Thursday, February 21, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Create your own LEGO masterpiece!!! Join like-minded kids for some creative LEGO building! Build to a new LEGO challenge each session with the library's LEGOS.

Early Literacy Storytimes

Friday, February 22, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us each with for a special preschool storytime and related fun activities to develop early literacy skills.  All preschool aged children are welcome to attend!

Chocolate Olympics

Friday, February 22, 2019
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What better way to spend the valentine's month than playing games with chocolate?

 Participate in 5 chocolate games: Chopstick M&M sorting, the unicorn challenge, unwrapping race, chocolate puzzle, and doughnut relay.

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pokémon Playgroup is for all things Pokémon.  Bring your favorite Pokémon items and join the fun!  You can use your decks to compete, earn badges, and trade cards with other players.  Become a Pokémon Master! 


Monday, February 25, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Early Literacy for babies, infant through 24 months, & Caregiver Lots of action, music, short stories, and BUBBLES!!! Registration is required in Children's Services


Monday, February 25, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Create It! Make It! Take It!  

This is a fun craft club for everyone in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.  


Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.


Reference USA.

The premier source of business and residential information, ReferenceUSA includes databases on businesses, internships, healthcare, consumer information, new movers, US and Canadian new businesses, and standard white pages.

Reference USA


Collection of over 1000 online and interactive children’s books. Quizzes, games, puzzles and more add to the learning environment. Easy access inside the library, and free access outside the library with a valid library card.


APLS - Decatur
128 S 3rd St
Decatur, IN 46733
F 260-724-2877
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am - 8pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

APLS - Geneva
305 E Line St
Geneva. IN 46740
F 260-368-9776
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm

The Adams Public Library System serves all people of the Decatur and Geneva communities by acquiring, organizing, and providing access and guidance to a wide variety of information and materials to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, and recreational needs of this community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.

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