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

Makerspace

Makerspace

The Makerspace offers new and cutting edge technology to the community! Be creative with our sewing machine, Cricut , and learn about 3D printing with our printers.

Makerspace

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.

Cozy Christian Readers

Monday, May 1, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Do you like a happy "clean" read then join Charlene to discuss Christian Fiction. Call us at 724-2605 to make sure you have a copy of the current title.

M Club

Monday, May 1, 2017
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for Magic: The Gathering!  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.  Official welcome packs are available while supplies last! Magic: The Gathering is a strategy trading card game and more information can be found at http://magic.wizards.com/en.

Lego Club

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Geneva
3:00 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.

Tai Chi in the Park

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Storybook Park
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Every Wednesday; No rain date; no registration necessary. 

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whether you are a new to handcrafting or a seasoned veteran, join our group for companionship, fun and crafts! New members always welcome.

Knit-Along!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Reading Room - APLS Geneva
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This month we'll be making easy fingerless gloves in a chunky yarn.  Contact Laura for the pattern and supply list.  Bring your knitting projects and join us to work on current projects, share patterns, ideas, questions, and check

LEGO Club

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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.

J. L. Trekkers

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

STEM based Hands-on Activities for grades 4, 5, & 6

Hands-on FUN for grades 4 through 6. Get involved!!! Learn something new by doing!

Mother's Day Crafts

Monday, May 8, 2017
Children's Area - APLS Decatur
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Show your mother or grandmother how much you love them. Drop in to create some Mother's Day crafts!

Little ones must be accompanied by an adult.

Writer's Guild

Monday, May 8, 2017
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This will be a writing group for people looking for honest but friendly feedback, a supportive community, and lively discussion.

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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