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, 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!


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 »

Snakehead Ed

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages 5 and up

Learn more about nature, reptiles, biomes and science through interactive, close encounters with exotic snakes.  Snakehead Ed specializes in education through excitement and shows each participant and viewer the beauty, power and importance of these amazing reptiles.  As a retired science teacher and snake enthusiast, Snakehead Ed creates an unforgettable experience designed to engage, thrill and educate kids ages 5 and up. Brave participants are all invited to hold, touch and view a variety of fascinating snakes as they learn about each creature's unique abilities, instincts, senses and characteristics.  Participants learn about each snake's habitat throughout the show, from the desert vipers of Africa to their own North American neighbors to the colossal jungle pythons of Asia.



Thursday, June 21, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Create your own LEGO masterpiece!!! Join like-minded kids for some creative LEGO building! Build to a new LEGO challenge each session with the library's LEGOS.


Friday, June 22, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Call the library for more information. 

Fairy Garden

Sunday, June 24, 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, June 24, 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.


Monday, June 25, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Early Literacy for babies, infant through 24 months, & Caregiver Lots of action, music, short stories, and BUBBLES!!! Registration is required in Children's Services

Kids in the Kitchen

Monday, June 25, 2018
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Kids in the Kitchen cooking class series for children ages 7-12 teaches basic kitchen skills, food safety, and nutrition with a fun, hands-on approach.  Kids will prepare their own lunch each session.  

Registration is required.  Contact or visit the library to reserve your child's spot!

M Club

Monday, June 25, 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

Monday, June 25, 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.

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Small Group Spaces - 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.


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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