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.


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!



NEW Event Calendar »

Crafty Kids

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in to make a different craft each month at the Geneva Library! 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, November 14, 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, November 14, 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


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Reading Room - APLS Geneva
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Wednesdays in November and knit an infinity scarf for the cooler autumn weather! Contact Laura for pattern and supply list.

Mid Day Music

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Adult Reading - APLS Decatur
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dona Longbons

4 & 5 Year Old Early Literacy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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.


Thursday, November 15, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Create your own LEGO masterpiece!!! Join like-minded kids for some creative LEGO building! Build to a new LEGO challenge each session with the library's LEGOS.

Early Literacy Storytimes

Friday, November 16, 2018
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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!

Pokemon Playgroup

Saturday, November 17, 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! 

Teacup Bird Feeders

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

With winter approaching, it's going to be harder and harder for the local birds to find food! Bring in your own teacup and let's help the birds stay fed! For this project, we'll be using a mixture of Suet and Birdseed; No Peanutbutter will be used!


Sign up in advance in the Makerspace!


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

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