Genealogy

Genealogy

Start your Genealogy Research here! The Decatur and Geneva locations both house large collections of primary and secondary documents, newspapers, directories and more. Online searchable databases include Ancestry and HeritageQuest at no cost to you.

Genealogy

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

Check Em Out Book Club

Check Em Out Book Club

Adams Public Library's online book club! Check 'Em Out Book Club is designed for all those who love to engage with others on what they are reading. Participants can read and discuss at their own pace & on their own time schedule. A new book will be unveiled each month.

Check Em Out Book Club

Events

NEW Event Calendar »

Lego Club

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Show off your creative powers and have fun building! Creations will be displayed in the Children's area each week.   Over 1000 new blocks and base plates now available! Need inspiration? Check out our selection of LEGO construction books. All children welcome to play!

PAWS to R.E.A.D.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
5:00 PM - 5:30 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!

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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.

Regression Session

Friday, January 25, 2019
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens ages 13-19 welcome! 

Re-live some favorite activities of childhood! Come play with play-dough, relearn the joy of finger-painting, & play with magnetic blocks!

Snacks will be provided! 

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, January 26, 2019
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! 

K123

Monday, January 28, 2019
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, January 28, 2019
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, January 28, 2019
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Library Board is comprised of seven members and meets monthly typically on the last Monday of each month to discuss the policies and finances of the Library. Meetings are held in January, March, April, June, July, September, October, and December in Decatur; February, May, August, and November in Geneva. 

PAWS to R.E.A.D.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
4:00 PM - 4:30 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!

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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.

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, Thu: 9am - 8pm
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, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 8pm
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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