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 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

Events

NEW Event Calendar »

Fairy Garden

Sunday, July 22, 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, July 22, 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.

Lapsit

Monday, July 23, 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

M Club

Monday, July 23, 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. http://magic.wizards.com/en.

Instrument Family Craft

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in to make your very own instrument!  Learn about instrument families and choose which one you want to make to take home with you!

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, July 25, 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.

Summer Reading Pre-K Story Time

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

TWO sessions: 9:30-10:15 and 10:30-11:15

Volunteer storytellers will share stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3 years to 6 years in the meeting room!

Sign up is required in Children's Services.

 

Summer Reading Pre-K Story Time

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

TWO sessions: 9:30-10:15 and 10:30-11:15

Volunteer storytellers will share stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3 years to 6 years in the meeting room!

Sign up is required in Children's Services.

 

Summer Reading Storytime

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Storytime for children, with musical themes incorporating this year's Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock! Includes a story followed by a fun activity. Best suited for preschool and early elementary aged children.  Sign up at the Geneva Library today!

Hoopla.

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

Hoopla

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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