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 »

FOL Book Sale

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Book Sale open to everyone!

Halloween BINGO

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children of all ages are invited for a fun round of Halloween BINGO in Children's Services.

Early Literacy Storytimes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Fun stories and playful activities to encourage early literacy development in your preschool age child.  Registration required. 

Crafty Kids

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Small Group Spaces - APLS Geneva
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Materials provided to make a craft in celebration of autumn or Halloween. 

Lego Club

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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.

FOL Book Sale

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Book Sale open to everyone!

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Adult Reading - 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, October 25, 2017
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, October 25, 2017
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.

FOL Book Sale

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Book Sale open to everyone!

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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