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.


Snakehead Ed

Snakehead Ed

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 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.



Music in Storybook Park

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 4:00 PM
APLS-Decatur, Storybook Park
Join us for our 3rd annual Music in Storybook Park.  Enjoy a variety of acts every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 4-6pm weather permitting.

June Lapsit

Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:00 AM
Story Time for babies, infant through 36 months, & Caregiver

Kids in the Kitchen!

Monday, June 27, 2016, 11:00 AM
APLS-Geneva, Porter Room
Kids in the Kitchen is a series of fun, interactive classes where children learn the basics of nutrition, food preparation, and kitchen safety.  The children will help to prepare a healthy, delicious lunch that they get to enjoy at the end of class.  This class is administered by a representative from the Adams County Purdue Extension.   

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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.


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.

Gale Courses

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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