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Summer is a great time to go outside and get some fresh air. Did you know that there is a mulched path around the library wetlands? Start behind the back parking lot, or in the small wooded area near Towerview Drive. More information about our Wetlands may be found here.

Help Wanted

We are looking for a part-time Adult Services Clerk to join our team. Click here for more information.

205 Constructions

Due to the 205 construction project, the main entrance to the library is currently closed. However, the library is still open! A second entrance has been created at the other end of the parking lot. So if you are coming from downtown, you will pass the old entrance and watch for the gravel drive to the right, and if you are coming from 30, watch for that entrance to the left as soon as you pass the hospital.

PPL Mobile Lab

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

Second Drop Box

For your convenience, a second drop-box has been placed at the entrance to the back parking area. (It's the dark gray one that says "Library Return.") You may use this drop box for returning materials, exactly as you would the one by the door.

Forgive Fines for Felines

Click here for more details.

New Online Resource for Kids

Check out BookFlix, an interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning — online. Pairing fictional storybooks with nonfiction eBooks, it reinforces reading skills while developing essential real-world knowledge. Use this link to access BookFlix from home (a valid borrowers card is required).

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Summer Reading Program

It's not too late to sign up for our summer reading program! Each goal reached gives you a chance to win one of our goody bags, and each member of the family can participate—adults as well as children and teens. So why not stop by one of our friendly service desks and join us for Super Hero reading fun!

Community Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our online community survey here. Your feedback helps us to keep providing excellent service to the community.

Sunday Hours SurveyNEW!

Please take a moment to give us your thoughts on our Sunday hours with this brief survey.


The July newsletter is available online here and at the library.

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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 7 PM. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from previous meetings are available.

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