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!


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The Adams Public Library System Board of Trustees wants to hear from you! We invite you to take this 20 question survey to let us know how we can better serve you in the coming years. The survey questions touch on services, hours, district, collections, and more about the library. We look forward to hearing from you.



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PAWS to R.E.A.D.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Enjoy private reading time with WILLOW, a certified therapy dog, and her trainer Olivia.

Reserve your 10 minutes of private reading time at the Children's Circulation desk and read to Willow!

Lennox Legacy Rescue Adoption Event

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Storybook Park
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet & greet currently adoptable animals, learn how to apply to adopt and/or foster, learn about the importance of rescuing animals and the work that Lennox Legacy Rescue volunteers do, and learn how to volunteer or donate to their cause!

Open to all ages! 

Adoption Event

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, September 26, 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.

Make a Tree Branch Windchime

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fall is here! The windy days blowing the leaves off the trees... it's a magical time of year! With that in mind, we're going to be creating some windchimes using tree branches! Join us in the Makerspace to create some colorful, creative windchimes just in time for the season! Each one will be a breeze to craft! Sign up in advance at the Makerspace! 


Sign up in advance in the Makerspace! 

Recommended for Grades 3rd-5th

Early Literacy Storytimes

Friday, September 28, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special preschool storytime and related fun activities to develop early literacy skills.  All preschool aged children are welcome to attend!


Friday, September 28, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Call the library for more information. 

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, September 29, 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! 


Monday, October 1, 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


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

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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