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

Makerspace

Makerspace

The Makerspace, which is now open all week during normal library hours, offers new and cutting edge technology to the community! Be creative with our sewing machine, Cricut , Learn how to digitize your negatives, and also learn about 3D printing with our printers. Watch for events coming up!

Makerspace

Storybook Park

Storybook Park

Storybook Park, in Decatur, is a great outdoor space that is used for a variety of Library Programs such as our Summer Concert Series. The space is also available for rental to the public, see an APLS staff member for more details.

Storybook Park

Events

NEW Event Calendar »

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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! 

K123

Monday, April 23, 2018
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.  

M Club

Monday, April 23, 2018
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for Magic on Mondays!  All ages are welcome to join our newly formed M-Club.  Weekly meetings are scheduled for members to play, trade cards, and share ideas.  Instruction is available for new players and beginners, and loaner decks will be available for learning during the meeting.  Magic: The Gathering is a strategy trading card game, and can be played by two or more players, typically using a deck of 60 cards. http://magic.wizards.com/en.

Early Literacy Storytimes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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!

Lego Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Show off your creative powers and have fun building! Creations will be displayed in the Children's area each week.   Over 1000 new blocks and base plates now available! Need inspiration? Check out our selection of LEGO construction books. All children welcome to play! Snacks provided.

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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.

Knit-Along!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Reading Room - APLS Geneva
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Wednesday mornings! Contact Laura for pattern and supply list.

TAB

Friday, April 27, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

M Club

Monday, April 30, 2018
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for Magic on Mondays!  All ages are welcome to join our newly formed M-Club.  Weekly meetings are scheduled for members to play, trade cards, and share ideas.  Instruction is available for new players and beginners, and loaner decks will be available for learning during the meeting.  Magic: The Gathering is a strategy trading card game, and can be played by two or more players, typically using a deck of 60 cards. http://magic.wizards.com/en.

Mother's Day Crafts

Monday, April 30, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Show your mother or grandmother how much you love them. Drop in to create some Mother's Day crafts!

Little ones must be accompanied by an adult.


NoveList.

Want to know the secret to finding your next book? Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? We have a great solution called NoveList. It helps readers of all ages find books that match their reading level and interests. Use to find read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors. Fill up your to-read list! Look for the search box on the library's homepage. Next time you’re in the library, ask a staff member to show you!

NoveList

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

Tumblebooks.

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.

Tumblebooks

APLS - Decatur
128 S 3rd St
Decatur, IN 46733
260-724-2605
F 260-724-2877
Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 8pm
Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

APLS - Geneva
305 E Line St
Geneva. IN 46740
260-368-7270
F 260-368-9776
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 1pm - 5pm
Thu: 1pm - 5pm & 6 pm - 8:30pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm

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