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 »

Summer Reading Program

Program runs from Monday, May 1, 2017 through Monday, July 31, 2017

Build a Better World! Children's 2017 Summer Reading Program! Open to all children from birth through grade 6. Read APL books on your reading level. Record your reading on your reading record in Children's Services from May 26 through July 31, earning prizes for each set of 5 books or 100 pages read!  

Registration begins May 1st.

Kids in the Kitchen

Friday, July 21, 2017
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Kids in the Kitchen cooking class series for children ages 7-12 teaches basic kitchen skills, food safety, and nutrition with a fun, hands-on approach.  Kids will prepare their own lunch each Friday in July.  

Registration is required.  Contact or visit the library to reserve your child's spot!

Ronald McDonald Book Time

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a special visit from Ronald McDonald!  

It's Book Time with Ronald McDonald is a fun filled presentation that encourages children to be successful and have fun by reading more.  

 

Music in the Park

Sunday, July 23, 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, July 24, 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.

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Small Group Spaces - 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.

Summer Reading

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us each week for fun crafts and activities based on this years Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World!

Early Literacy Storytimes

Friday, July 28, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us each week for special storytime based on this year's Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World.

Kids in the Kitchen

Friday, July 28, 2017
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Kids in the Kitchen cooking class series for children ages 7-12 teaches basic kitchen skills, food safety, and nutrition with a fun, hands-on approach.  Kids will prepare their own lunch each Friday in July.  

Registration is required.  Contact or visit the library to reserve your child's spot!

TAB

Friday, July 28, 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.

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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