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. 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


NEW Event Calendar »


Friday, November 24, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Advisory Board will be hosting an event where discussion will be held about the underdogs of history and women of history.

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, November 25, 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! 

The Grinch in Storybook Park

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Storybook Park
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Grinch will make an appearance in Storybook Park! This is part of the annual Tree Lighting ceremony. The story by Dr. Seuss, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," will be read, a few songs will be sung, and all can enjoy the festivities to kick off the Tree Lighting. 


Monday, November 27, 2017
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


Monday, November 27, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Create It! Make It! Take It!  

This is a fun craft club for everyone in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.  

M Club

Monday, November 27, 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.

Library Board

Monday, November 27, 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.

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, November 29, 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.

2 & 3 Year Old Early Literacy Class

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Educating your child through discovery, curiosity, fun and play! Stories, music and lots of action! Registration is required in Children's Services

4 & 5 Year Old Early Literacy

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Educating your child through discovery, curiosity, fun and play!Lots of stories, action and music followed by a craft! Registration is required in Children's Services.

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


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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