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Have you ever wanted to digitize your old photos, negatives, or slides, but just weren't sure where to do it? The Peabody Public Library has a scanner that can handle photos up to letter size (8½x11 inches), as well as transparencies in the form of slides and photo negatives. This scanner is free to use, with or without a library card, so why not take advantage of this opportunity to digitize your priceless family memories?

The library also has equipment for copying VHS tapes to DVD, in case you are concerned about what will happen when your VCR dies. (Note: this device is only for use with home videos. So if you want to watch an old favorite movie, try borrowing a digital copy instead.)

Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Voting Week

Now is the time to come vote for your favorite pumpkin designs! Pumpkins are displayed in the adult department between the Checkout desk and the Information desk. Voting ends October 22.

Upcoming Guest Speakers

Mark your calendars for two more special programs from the Adult Department: "Meet the Narrator" with Voice-Over artist Therese Plummer at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 26, and "An Afternoon with Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley" at 2 PM on Saturday, October 29.

Sign up for BOB

It's that time already: time to form your teams and get ready to square off in the Battle of the Books! All teams must be registered by Friday, November 18th, 2016 in order to participate. See our Teen Programs page for more information.

October Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale on the last week of October. More information here.

Boo-La-Palooza October 27, 5-7 PM, Crafts and Games, Come in Costume

Fines for Fido in October

October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month! You can help the Whitley County Humane Society by donating the items listed or making a monetary donation to help provide animal care. If you provide a receipt for your purchase we will also forgive that portion of late fees on your library account!

Items Requested: Kong Toys, Nyla Bones, Stuffed Toys, Wet Dog Food, Treats, Bleach, Copy Paper & Paper Towels. You must bring in your receipt— overdue fines will be reduced based on the receipt or donation. Only new, unopened items accepted.

Join us on Sunday, October 23 at 2 PM to learn about process of dog adoption. Meet representatives from the Whitley County Humane Society, dog rescuers, animal trainers, a veterinarian as well as some furry friends in need of good homes. Come meet our furry friends and learn about how to choose the right dog for your family plus ways to make them feel welcome in their new home.

PPL Mobile Lab

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


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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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