Instagram Facebook Twitter

Get our newsletter by email!



Monthly Tip

Did you know that in addition to our regular Internet computers we also have laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads available for your Internet surfing convenience? The laptops are set up just like our Office computers, while the Chromebooks allow you to log in with your own Google account, and the iPads are convenient if you wish to browse the Internet from an easy chair. The laptops and Chromebooks are only for in-house use, but the iPads may be checked out for one week.

Help Wanted

Do you enjoy public service, have a creative spirit and love learning? The Peabody Public Library is looking for an Adult Services Professional Assistant. Click here for more information.

Breaking News!

There’s a new program at Peabody Public Library that allows you to collect “Library Loot” to use for library services and drawings.

  • This program is for ages 13 to adult.
  • You may collect one Loot Dollar when you visit us at the Farmer’s Market, Tri-Lakes mobile library, technology sessions, library programs and more.
  • You may use up to 3 Loot dollars to reduce fines (not applicable to damaged or lost items), you may use 1 Loot dollar to pay for copies or a fax, or you may use 1 one Loot dollar per entry for our quarterly drawing of a Loot Basket (really cool stuff!)

When does this start? Right now! So be on the lookout for programs, outside the library events or sometimes just being in the library at the right time.

Battle of the Book 2017 Winners!

Congratulations to the following teams:

Elementary School Division Winners

Rapid Readers from South Whitley Elementary School

  • Sponsors: Brian Emmert & Gina Vardaman
  • Students: Finnian Warner, Reid Deneve and Kyler Krull

Middle School Division Winners

R3 Really Radical Readers from Indian Springs Middle School

  • Sponsor: Allison Wood
  • Students: Logan Trier, Peyton Pope, Brody Barker, Jack Mills and Lila Ward

High School Division Winners

Bookhounds from Whitley Consolidated/Home School

  • Sponsor: Angela Furlotte
  • Students: Charlie Furlotte, A.J. Smith, Jacob Furlotte and Georgia Leib

Star Wars Coloring Contest in May

Pick up pictures at the information desk or the children’s desk starting May 1. Entries are due Friday, May 26. Voting will be May 27-June 2 in the library for each age category. Supplies will also be provided by the information desk for a special craft on May 4th!

Memory Jar Project

Do you have a fond memory of Peabody Public Library or Whitley County? Capture that memory in a jar for all to see.

Pick up a jar from the PPL Information Desk and fill it with anything that represents your memory. Return the jar by May 28 so it can be displayed.

Participants who wish to keep their jar may pick it up July 1st to July 7th.

Blood Drive

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Join us on Wednesday, May 31 as we partner with the American Red Cross and help save lives. Click here to make an appointment.


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

If you would like to sign up to receive newsletters in your email, simply use 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.

PPL Mobile Lab

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

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.

My Library

BookFlix Book News

New books and more!

New Books


You may use this button to make a donation directly to the Peabody Public Library.

Kroger Community Rewards

Register your Kroger Plus Card with NPO number 13177 and help the library while you shop! Further instruction here.

Peabody Public Library