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 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


NEW Event Calendar »

Rock Painting

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rock Painting

Maker Space
Sundays 1:00-5:00
All Ages Welcome.
All supplies provided.
What have you created lately?

Easter Egg Trees

Monday, March 19, 2018
Children's Craft Area - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The Easter Eggs Trees will be on display in Children's Services through April 13.


Monday, March 19, 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

ABC Discussion Group

Monday, March 19, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like to read? Join the All Books Considered reading group. Call us at 724-2605 to make sure you have a copy of the current title.

M Club

Monday, March 19, 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.

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The AARP Foundation offers tax assistance free of charge to low and mid-income families, and especially for seniors. Please make a reservation at the reference desk, by call reference at 724-2605 or by emailing at

Early Literacy Storytimes

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

Lego Club

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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! Snacks provided.

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, March 21, 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.

2 & 3 Year Old Early Literacy Class

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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

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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