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, has two VHS to DVD conversion stations. Don't let your memories fade in this old technology. Get your home movies transferred to DVD's so those memories can be preserved and shared to the next generation. Come in or call and ask about this service!


Storybook Park

Storybook Park

Storybook Park, in Decatur, is a great outdoor space that is used for a variety of Library Programs such as our Summer Concert Series. The space is also available for rental to the public, see an APLS staff member for more details.

Storybook Park


NEW Event Calendar »

ABC Discussion Group

Monday, August 20, 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.

M Club

Monday, August 20, 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.

Library Board Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, August 22, 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.

Intro to Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the adventure with the world's most famous tabletop game.

New heroes ages 12 and up are welcome!


Thursday, August 23, 2018
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pokémon Playgroup is for all things Pokémon.  Bring your favorite Pokémon items and join the fun!  You can use your decks to compete, earn badges, and trade cards with other players.  Become a Pokémon Master! 

Fairy Garden

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sign up is required by Noon on the Friday before each event date. 

Recommended for Ages 13+

Join us in the Makerspace and turn a small, terracotta pot, into a lively fairy garden! All who sign up will receive a small succulent, and two small decorations made with our 3D printer. Paint will be provided to decorate your pot and miniatures. Feel free to bring your own decorations and supplies for more fun! 

Music in the Park

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Storybook Park
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for our 5th annual Music in Storybook Park. Enjoy a wide range of artists with our summer concerts occurring on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of June, July, and August, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, weather permitting.


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


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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