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Monthly Tip

Question: What small, portable devices for listening to audio books are making a comeback? Answer: Playaways!
For more information, check out the article in our August newsletter.

205 Constructions

Routing of traffic for the State Road 205 construction project is in the process of being changed. Please use caution and pay close attention to signage during this period!

PPL Mobile Lab

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

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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Check Out Our Launchpads

New in the children’s department! Playaway Launchpads are secure pre-loaded learning tablets for preschoolers and young school age children. Each Launchpad is pre-loaded with interactive learning apps, games and stories. Launchpad tablets include adaptors for charging and are in sturdy cases. They can be checked out for 7 days with one renewal.

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 Survey

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


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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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