Genealogy

Genealogy

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.

Genealogy

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

Events

NEW Event Calendar »

Holiday Card Workshop

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Happy Holidays to all! Our Holiday Card Workshop is back again this year! Learn how to use the Cricut, create some trendy hand-made cards, and get crafty! Some supplies will be provided; Bring your own Cardstock and Decorations for more fun! Max 2 Cards can be Made with our Provided Cardstock Per Person.

ABC Discussion Group

Monday, December 17, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like to read? Join the All Books Considered reading group. Call us at 724-2605 to make sure you have a copy of the current title.

K123

Monday, December 17, 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.  

K123

Monday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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.

Lego Club

Tuesday, December 18, 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, December 19, 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.

E-Book Tutorial

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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! 

LEGO Club

Thursday, December 20, 2018
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, December 21, 2018
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!

Hoopla.

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

Hoopla

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

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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