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Library Closing on August 8

The Peabody Public Library will be closed on Friday, August 8th for staff in-service and training.

Summer Reading Program

Our summer reading program is in full swing, with the theme of Fizz, Boom, Read! It's not too late to join in the fun, so be sure to stop by one of our friendly service desks for more information.

Closed on Sundays

We will be closed on Sundays until Labor Day. Sunday hours of 1 - 5 PM will resume on Sunday, September 7.

August Newsletter

The August newsletter is now available online here and at the library.

If you would like to sign up to receive newsletters in your email, please sign up using the link at the top of this page. (Another signup box with additional instructions is on the Newsletters page.) You can also subscribe or view our current newsletter by selecting Peabody Public Library Monthly Newsletter from the BookNews link below.

Indiana Memory

Peabody Public Library and the Whitley County Historical Museum have teamed up to create a site on Indiana Memory. Our collection is named Historical Whitley County and holds pictures of the county, the library, Mr. Peabody and some of the artwork in the library. The collection will continue to grow, so please check back often.

Watch computer classes you missed online! New classes every month!

Click here for more information about upcoming classes, or to watch classes you missed online! Plus a new incentive program helps you win prizes for attending classes or scheduling a one-on-one appointment to discuss your computer needs. Want some input in what classes will be available? Click here to take a survey and give us your suggestions.

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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