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Beginning December 1, the library will be using Hoopla instead of Freegal or Freading for online digital media. Instantly borrow digital movies & TV shows, music, and eBooks 24/7. Get a free mobile app in the App Store or Google Play store. OverDrive will not be affected by this change. Click here for more information.

Holiday Favorites Return!

Please join us on December 5 between 2 and 4 PM to hear the Nagano Trio play the sounds of the season! This wonderful musical trio has entertained us many times before here in the library, and we are pleased to present them again. The Trio will play upstairs in the Adult Department area so that everyone may enjoy their music.

Polar Express Party with Santa, Saturday, December 12 from 1-4

New Reading Program for Grades K-2

I Can Read is a new program designed to motivate students in Kindergarten, first and second grades to build their reading skills. We understand that books at this stage should be challenging but not too frustrating. This program gives children a convenient trasition between our existing 1000 Books Club and 100 Books Before High School programs. A wide variety of early reader book series are available in the children’s department, or students can choose books from home or school. For more information, stop by the Children's Department, or click here.

Maintenance Downtime Notice

The Evergreen Indiana servers will be unavailable for both patrons and staff overnight from 10 PM on Tuesday, December 1 to 9 AM on Wednesday, December 2 while maintenance is performed on the network. This will also affect OverDrive, Hoopla, and other third party products that require live server access.

Want to Learn a Foreign Language?

The Peabody Public Library is considering offering foreign language classes, but we need your input! If you are interested in a language class, please fill out this short survey to let us know what language classes would be of interest to you and/or your children. Thanks in advance for your time!

PPL Mobile Lab

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


November is Veterans Month at PPL

Salute to Veterans

Thank you to all who joined us for our annual Salute to Veterans on November 8. We had a wonderful crowd to thank all who have given time and sacrificed for our country.

The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines

Indiana’s contributions during WWI went far beyond the men and women who fought overseas. This exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society shows how the people of Indiana were affected by the war. It will be on display in the library until early December.

Fallen Heroes Slideshow

Stop by the library any time this month to see our Fallen Heroes slideshow, honoring the memory of veterans who are no longer with us.

Listen to our Stories

There is no limit on the times and places you can log into our History page (or Youtube channel) to listen to the interviews we've recorded. Which hero excelled in wheelchair sports after losing both his legs in Vietnam? Which one traveled the world playing military baseball? Which one helped to liberate death camps? Who was a prisoner of war? Who worked in a real MASH unit in Korea? Find all these and many other exciting stories in our online collection.


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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.

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Phone: (260) 244-5541

Fax: (260) 244-5653


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We are located in Columbia City, Indiana, on Highway 205, just south of US 30 and the new Parkview Whitley hospital.

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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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