The Makerspace

APLS has created the Makerspace to offer new and cutting edge technology to the community! Library visitors can flex their creative muscle while learning about the technology of today and tomorrow. 


The Makerspace will now be open ALL week during normal library operating hours.  Also watch for new, upcoming events featuring the Makerspace and using your creativity.

Adobe CC

The Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is the Premier software for Graphic Designers, Photographers, and more. Scan then edit almost anything you have!

  • Photoshop—Image editing & compositing
  • Lightroom—Digital photo processing and editing
  • Illustrator—Vector graphics and illustration
  • InDesign—Page design for print and digital publishing
  • Premiere Pro—Video production and editing
  • After effects—visual effects/motion graphics
  • Animate—formerly Flash
  • Adobe Audition—Audio recording, mixing, & restoration

Lots of possibilities to be creative!

VHS or 8mm to DVD Station

Preserve your old home movies! Convert them to DVD here. Gather your photos and make a memorial DVD.

Video editing abilities include the ability to add music, cut frames or sections out of movies, and combine home movies into one


Design your own creation to 3D print. Simple, online 3D design is intuitive for beginners and detailed enough for advanced users. NO design experience is required AND you don’t need to know CAD. Make and print awesome 3D models. Used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids.


Cut, write and score with one machine! Unlimited Cricut Access includes

Over 30,000 images - Over 1,000 MakeItNow Projects - 370 fonts

You can use paper, cardstock, vinyl, Iron-ons, fabric, & posterboard. Bring in your own cartridges to use too. Use the Cricut Design Space to Create what is on your mind. The DIY possibilities are endless!


Much of the new equipment and software is made available by the following sponsors: 

  • Platinum Sponsors: Porter Family Foundation, Wal-Mart Community Grant, Decatur Rotary Club
  • Silver Sponsors: Adams County Community Foundation, Friends of the Decatur Public Library

Sponsorships help make additional equipment available and are very much appreciated. If interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Director Kelly Ehinger.


Teacup Bird Feeders

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

Holiday Card Workshop

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Holiday Card Workshop

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Holiday Card Workshop

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

E-Book Tutorial

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


3D printed items

Events and projects


Series 1 Pro 3D printer

Overall view of some of the equipment in the Makerspace


Makerspace Guidelines
Makerspace Policy

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

The Adams Public Library System serves all people of the Decatur and Geneva communities by acquiring, organizing, and providing access and guidance to a wide variety of information and materials to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, and recreational needs of this community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.

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