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 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. We hold our Summer Concert Series and Tai Chi in the Park there. The space is also available for rental to the public, see an APLS staff member for more details.

Storybook Park

Events

NEW Event Calendar »

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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.

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, August 26, 2017
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! 

Music in the Park

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Storybook Park
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for our 4th 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.

M Club

Monday, August 28, 2017
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.

Library Board

Monday, August 28, 2017
Reading Room - APLS Geneva
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.

STEM-ACE

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Makerspace After School Club, as we travel around the world to discover the greatest works of art, culture, architecture, and science! 

This is an 8 week hands-on club. Each child will design a piece of art that will be displayed at the end of the session.

8 yrs and older

Aug. 29 - Oct. 24

Tuesdays after school til 5 pm

Cost is $20 for all 8 sessions. (material cost only)

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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.

Labor Day

Sunday, September 3, 2017
APLS Closed
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Both APLS Locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Freegal Music Service.

FREE Music with your library card. Discover, download and stream over 11 million songs.

Freegal Music Service

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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