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You may enjoy coming to the library to browse or check out periodicals from our Periodicals room, but did you know that we also have an extensive collection of periodicals available through our online services? Newsbank is a massive database of articles from America's newspapers, along with obituaries, statistics, quotations, facts, analysis and much more. Zinio, on the other hand, offers full-color interactive digital magazines with no holds, checkout periods, or limit to the number of magazines you can download. Both are available to patrons with green PPL library cards.

Help WantedNEW!

The Peabody Public Library is looking for a new Young Adult/Children's Professional Assistant to join our team! Applications accepted through Friday, February 17, 2017. Click here for more information.

Tax Forms

Yes, it's that time of year again! Right now, you can come to the Peabody Public Library to get your 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms. We should be receiving some pre-printed state forms in the near future. We will also print one (1) copy of any form needed per patron for free, if a pre-printed form is not available. And while we do not offer tax filing services, our Internet computers may be used for filing online. You can go to and the Indiana DOR page to get started.

New Online Resource!

Check out AtoZ the USA, a new resource for studying U.S. history, geography, culture and more. More information here.

Special Events in January

Winter Reading Challenge

  • Adult Department: January 2 - February 12
    Enter weekly drawings in each category with Books, Audiobooks, Puzzles & Programs!
  • Children’s Department: January 9 - February 24
    Come warm up with a good book! Ages 0 - 12.

The Charm, the Harm and the Daring of Dillinger

Sunday, January 29 at 2 pm
Learn about the infamous outlaw with storyteller Sally Perkins.

Writers Contests

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Time for young writers to begin making books! Every year the Peabody Public Library participates in the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest for kids in Kindergarten through third grades and also holds a PPL Writers Contest for kids in fourth and fifth grades. Our 2017 contests begins in January and the entry deadline for both contests is Monday, March 20, 2017. More information here.

Coming in February

Join us for a weekly yoga class. Our instructor will be Patti Michael, a certified RYT instructor at Zvasiti Yoga here in Columbia City. Registration is required and there will be a $5 fee per class payable to the instructor. Classes begin on February 1 at 10 AM in Community Room A.


The January 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.

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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