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



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! Be creative with our Cricut machine, and learn about 3D printing with MakerBot,



November Reading Program!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016,
Pick up your activity calendar in Children's Services.  Children of any age can participate.  You can do some or all of the activities on the calendar in any order.  Report your completed activities to us at the children's circulation desk beginning today.  Earn a prize for every 5 activities you complete.

Early Literacy Storytimes

Friday, October 28, 2016, 10:30 AM
APLS-Geneva, Children's Area
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! 


Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:00 PM
APLS-Decatur, Meeting Room
At this meeting we will be discussing Halloween activities for TAB. If you wish to join us make sure you come to the meeting for details.

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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

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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