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. We hold our Summer Concert Series and Tai Chi in the Park there. The space is also available for rental to the public, see an APLS staff member for more details.

Storybook Park

Events

NEW Event Calendar »

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The AARP Foundation offers tax assistance free of charge to low and mid-income families, and especially for seniors. Please make a reservation at the reference desk, by call reference at 724-2605 or by emailing at reference@apls.lib.in.us

Early Literacy Storytimes

Tuesday, January 23, 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!

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, January 24, 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.

Dungeons & Dragons

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons.  Join the adventure and learn the basics of the most famous fantasy role-playing game!

New heroes ages 12 and up welcome!

TAB

Friday, January 26, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on January 26th, 2018 from 4-5 pm for BYOF: Bring Your Own Fandom. This is an event for all teens ages 13-19 and is a jeopardy style game featuring questions on currently popular fandoms—Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Lord of the Rings. Members of the winning team will each receive a $10 Barnes & Noble gift Card! Don’t miss out on the fun, registration is not required.  

M Club

Monday, January 29, 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.

Library Board

Monday, January 29, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Library board meets each month typically on the last Monday of the month. This seven member board sets library policies and budgets. Meetings are held in the meeting room and are open to the public. In Geneva in February, May, August, and November.

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The AARP Foundation offers tax assistance free of charge to low and mid-income families, and especially for seniors. Please make a reservation at the reference desk, by call reference at 724-2605 or by emailing at reference@apls.lib.in.us

Early Literacy Storytimes

Tuesday, January 30, 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!

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, January 31, 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.

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

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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