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Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs this summer! ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. More information here.

Maker Space Survey

We would like your help in determining new items for circulation at Peabody Public Library. Please take a moment to give us your opinion here as to which items would be desirable for check-out.

Painting Classes Return in September

Painting with Beth

Beth Gaff is our new painting instructor. Class will be on Wednesday, September 7 at 6 PM in the Community Room. Registration information here.

Craft Book Sale

Are you thinking about making homemade Christmas presents? Is this the year that you will get started early and make that perfect gift? The Friends of the Peabody Library are here to help this year with a one-day sale September 14th from 9 AM to 6 PM with only cookbooks and craft books, magazines and charts! For more information, click here.

Timeless Pleasures at the Library

Ready to take a break from technology and enjoy a little time with pens and pencils, stationery and coloring books? How about playing the latest board games or putting together a jigsaw puzzle? Or maybe you'd like to weave a basket or paint a landscape? You know we've still got the real books made with paper and ink; well, we've also got a plethora of other good old-fashioned hands-on activities for your enjoyment. Our calendar is full of weekly and monthly activities, and they're not just for kids. We'd love for you to join us at any age! (Some fees and restrictions may apply, so please check our calendars and newsletters for full details.)

IHS Traveling Exhibit

Next time you're at the library, take some time to view our latest traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society. From Pencils to Pixels explores the adventures of comic strip characters such as fat-cat Garfield, Brown County savant Abe Martin, and "Chic" Jackson's "Roger Bean," which featured the lives of a typical Hoosier family. The exhibit also examines the life and work of the Indiana artists who have entertained and informed millions of newspaper readers (with syndication) across the country. The exhibit will be on display until the end of August.

PPL Mobile Lab

Click here or follow us on Facebook for information about our Mobile Library and Tech Lab times and locations.


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PPL Hours

Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM*
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
*The library is closed on Sundays during the summer, from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day.

Contact Us

Phone: (260) 244-5541

Fax: (260) 244-5653


Find Us

We are located in Columbia City, Indiana, on Highway 205, just south of US 30 and the new Parkview Whitley hospital.

Board Meetings

The library Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 PM. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from previous meetings are available.

Budget notices available at BudgetNotices.IN.Gov or by calling (888) 739-9826.

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Kroger Community Rewards

Register your Kroger Plus Card with NPO number 13177 and help the library while you shop! Further instruction here.

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