Adult Services

The Adams Public Library System's adult services offers many services for the general public including research and reference help, laminating services, faxing, copiers, music events, genealogy and local history, and more. The library's combined collections include over 100,000 items - books, magazines, DVDs, art prints, audio books, and more. In addition, as a member of the Evergreen Indiana library catalog consortium, library cardholders have access to millions of items in print and online from libraries throughout Indiana at the click of a button.

Check 'Em Out Online Book Club

Check 'Em Out Book Club is designed for all those who love to engage with others on what they are reading. Each month, we’ll unveil a new book and provide background information, videos, and discussion questions to help enhance the reading experience. Participants can read and discuss at their own pace & on their own time schedule. To get a copy of the current book, call the library at 260-724-2605. New members always welcome! 

Book Clubs

Our Book Clubs meet at both locations several times a month. New members are always welcome and can join any time!. If interested in joining one or more of the book clubs, call Charlene in Decatur at 724-2605 or Laura in Geneva at 368-7270.

  • Cozy Christian Readers: 1st Monday @ 10 in the Decatur meeting room
  • ABC Book Club: 3rd Monday @ 3:30 in the Decatur meeting room
  • Old Friends: 3rd Tuesday @ 12:30 at Woodcrest
  • Geneva Book Club: 2nd Thursday @ 6:30 in the Geneva Reading Room.

Knitting & Craft Clubs

Adams County Needles, Hooks & Pins - Wednesdays in Decatur at 9:30-11:30 am
Knit-Along! - Fridays in Geneva at 11:00-noon

Contact Laura for this month’s pattern and supply list or bring your own project!

Sculpture Photo Contest Rules

  • Any digital editing is accepted provided that it is appropriate with no vulgar or obscene imagery/wording.
  • One submission per person
  • The winning printed photographs will be 8x11 in size and the winners may pick them up and keep them after a designated period of display
  • Digital images may be emailed to Files uploaded cannot exceed three megabytes. APLS cannot be responsible for any technical or user created submission errors
  • Voting will have a set amount of time so that an entry submitted in the earlier than another will not gain an unfair advantage.
  • By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your image, however you agree that the images you submitted may be used and/or printed. 
  • Later today (Aug.1st), submissions for our photo contest will go up onto Facebook into an album called Sculpture Photo Contest. In order to vote for a photo as the winner, simply write a comment saying "vote" on the picture that you wish to vote for. You may only vote for one photo. Thank you for everyone's participation!


Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

E-Book Tutorial

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Makerspace - APLS Decatur
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cozy Christian Readers

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Small Group Spaces - APLS Decatur
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Meeting Room - APLS Decatur
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Book Club

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Reading Room - APLS Geneva
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tax Assistance

Monday, April 8, 2019
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Adams Co Needles, Hooks and Pins

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Small Group Spaces - APLS Decatur
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mid Day Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Adult Reading - APLS Decatur
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Thursday, April 11, 2019
Porter Room - APLS Geneva
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Circulation Desk & AV Collection - Decatur

Public Computers - Geneva


Check ‘Em Out Book Club

APLS - Decatur
128 S 3rd St
Decatur, IN 46733
F 260-724-2877
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am - 8pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

APLS - Geneva
305 E Line St
Geneva. IN 46740
F 260-368-9776
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 8pm
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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