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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.

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Steven's Puppets

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.

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Makerbot Replicator


The Makerspace offers new and cutting edge technology to the community! Flex your creative muscle while learning about the technology of today and tomorrow. Learn 3D printing with MakerBot, explore your creative side with Adobe Creative Cloud and Cricut.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Tuesday, May 17, 2016,

Friends of the Geneva Branch of Adams Public Library System will hold their annual book sale.  Hundreds of books will be available, including children's titles, young adult, adult fiction, and non-fiction!  Plenty of large print, romance, and mystery titles, too!   

Funds from the book sale are used to support programming and special events at the Geneva Branch.  Come and support the Friends!


Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 3:30 PM
APLS-Geneva, Children's Area

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 01, 2016, 9:00 AM
APLS-Decatur, Storybook Park

Tai Chi in Storybook Park: Every Wednesdays, May 4 - August 17, 2016 9-9:45 am No rain dates.  No registration needed.

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INSPIRE Indiana's Virtual Online Library

INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more.

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INSPIRE Academic Database Search

Evergreen Lending Catalog

Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of 110+ public, school and institutional libraries located throughout Indiana that use the Evergreen ILS. Patrons of member libraries can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries.

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Evergreen Lending Catalog

Gale Courses Interactive Learning

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses available online through the library. Any library cardholder in good standing is entitled to take these courses at no cost. Approximately 300 six-week sessions are available with new sessions beginning each month.

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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


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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