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Have you ever wondered how to find out what new materials are coming to the Peabody Public Library? Check out New Book Alerts (permanently located at the bottom of this page), a free online service that showcases the newest titles available. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, you can click the convenient "check catalog" link to place a hold on the item right away.

Tax Time

If you are coming to the Peabody Public Library to pick up tax forms, please note the following:

  • The only paper forms currently available for pickup are the IRS forms 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ.
  • We will print one free copy of other forms (not instruction manuals) per patron.

You can download and print your own forms from the following locations:

You can order paper copies from the following locations:

You are also welcome to file online (E-file) using the following links:

Please note that Peabody Public Library staff cannot assist with the filing process. However, we will be happy to assist you in obtaining forms or using our equipment.

Creative Writing Time

PBS Kids Go

If you have young writers and illustrators in your family, you won't want to miss out on this! It's time to get to work on your entries for the PBS Kids Go! Writers contest (for kids in Kindergarten to 3rd Grade) and our PPL Kids Writers (for kids in 4th and 5th grade). Rules and entry forms are available at the library or online here, and books are due by closing time on Monday, March 14.

New Resources!

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Two new online resources are being added to our collection. Check out digital E-magazines through Zinio - choose from thousands of titles! Artist Works provides recorded music and art lessons, plus you can submit practice videos and get feedback from an instructor! A wide variety of instruments are available.

Adult Winter Reading Bingo

Curl up with some good books this winter! Choose books from different categories and win a prize for completing the rows. Sign up at the circulation desk beginning January 4th.

PPL Mobile Lab

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


The February 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 6 PM. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from previous meetings are available.

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