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



The Makerspace offers new and cutting edge technology to the community! Be creative with our sewing machine, Cricut , and learn about 3D printing with our printers.



NEW Event Calendar »

Summer Reading Program

Program runs from Monday, May 1, 2017 through Monday, July 31, 2017

Build a Better World! Children's 2017 Summer Reading Program! Open to all children from birth through grade 6. Read APL books on your reading level. Record your reading on your reading record in Children's Services from May 26 through July 31, earning prizes for each set of 5 books or 100 pages read!  

Registration begins May 1st.


Thursday, June 1, 2017
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.


Thursday, June 1, 2017
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a completely free introductory hour session of Hatha Yoga.  You'll learn a basic series of poses and breathing techniques.  This relaxing class is suitable for beginners of all abilities. Teens and adults welcome! Bring a mat and dress comfortably.  Register online, at the front desk, or by calling 260-368-7270.

Early Literacy Storytimes

Friday, June 2, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us each week for a special story time based on this years Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World!  


Monday, June 5, 2017
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

Cozy Christian Readers

Monday, June 5, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Do you like a happy "clean" read then join Charlene to discuss Christian Fiction. Call us at 724-2605 to make sure you have a copy of the current title.

M Club

Monday, June 5, 2017
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.  Official welcome packs are available while supplies last! Magic: The Gathering is a strategy trading card game, first produced in 1993, that continues to thrive, with approximately twenty million players as of 2015. Magic can be played by two or more players, typically using a deck of 60 cards. More information on the game can be found at

Lego Club

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
3:00 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.

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Summer Reading Pre-K Story Time

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

TWO sessions: 9:30-10:15 and 10:30-11:15

Volunteer storytellers will share stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3 years to 6 years in the meeting room!

Sign up is required in Children's Services.


Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Small Group Spaces - 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.

Freegal Music Service.

FREE Music with your library card. Discover, download and stream over 11 million songs.

Freegal Music Service

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: 9am - 8pm
Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

APLS - Geneva
305 E Line St
Geneva. IN 46740
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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