Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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



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.




The Makerspace offers new and cutting edge technology to the community! Flex your creative muscle while learning about the technology of today and tomorrow. Learn 3D printing with MakerBot, explore your creative side with Adobe Creative Cloud and Cricut.



Summer Reading Program ends

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12:00 AM
APLS-Decatur, Children's Area
Finish recording books or pages read to complete the Summer Reading Program by today, July 31. Prizes are awarded for every 5 books or 100 pages read!

Cozy Christian Readers

Monday, August 01, 2016, 10:15 AM
APLS-Decatur, Meeting Room
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.

Science Central

Monday, August 01, 2016, 6:00 PM
APLS-Decatur, Meeting Room
MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND--seating is limited due to space
*Program is currently full.  We will call everyone who is registered. If we then have an opening we will begin calling those on the Waiting List.
Slimeology, a Science 4U program brought to us by Science Central.
Discover what worms and glue have to do with polymers. Discover how polymers are made, how they behave, and how some can be recycled.  Participants make their own polymer glue to take home!

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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. Join us, on Aug. 23, for our Free Workshop to learn how you can leverage the search power of Reference USA.

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.


Gale Courses. Interactive Learning

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses available online through the library. Any library cardholder in good standing is entitled to take these courses at no cost. Approximately 300 six-week sessions are available with new sessions beginning each month.

Gale Courses

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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