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Did you know that the Peabody Public Library offers notary service? More information here...

Tax Time

If you are coming to the library to file your taxes online or to pick up your tax forms, please note the following:

  • Online: You will want to go to to get started. Please note that the library Z drive is not a secure place to save your tax forms.
  • Paper Forms: Since we are being supplied with limited hard copies for paper filing, you are permitted to print one (1) free copy of each tax form you need by requesting a copy at the Information Desk. Additional forms can be printed at our usual rate of 10 cents ($.10) per page.

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.

Help Wanted

The Peabody Public Library is looking for summer help in the Children's Department. Click here for more information.

New Book Club

Want to try something different? Check out our new book club, "Books & Brewskis," which meets at 7 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Downtown on the Square. We like to discuss "funny, strange, and off-the-wall books," so check out our list of selections for this year, and feel free to join in.


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

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Website Changes

Please bear with us as we update our website to be more mobile friendly. Due to the complexity of the changes, there may be some temporary inconsistencies. Try refreshing your browser if you have trouble reading a page. We trust that the end results will justify this inconvenience.

Dreams Start at the Library: Make a Wish!

A dream can start with a book, a literacy class, a lecture or access to a computer. Often it starts with asking a librarian a question . . ."Where would I find . . . and could you help me?"

Our staff is fortunate to have the opportunity to help people in our community pursue their dreams every day. Our dream is to make your library an even better place for you, your children and grandchildren.

We've created a new online Library WishList. Browse through colorful pages filled with books, volunteer opportunities and items we need for your library. It's fun!

Choose an item you'd like to see at the library, make a contribution towards the purchase (no amount is too small), or sponsor an item in memory of a loved one. When the "wish" is completed we'll let you know, and the next time you're in the library you can see the Wish you helped make come true.

Visit our Library WishList and help make a Wish come true.

Thank you so very much!!

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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