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Tax Time

If you are coming to the library to file your taxes online or to pick up your tax forms, please note the following:

  • Online: You will want to go to to get started.
  • Paper Forms: Since we are being supplied with limited hard copies for paper filing, you are permitted to print one (1) copy of each tax form you need by requesting a copy at the Information Desk. Additional forms can be printed at our usual rate of 10 cents ($.10) per page.


It’s time to start thinking about forming your teams for our annual Jeopardy! tournament. As always, there are three members on a team (be sure to have someone good at movies, one good at sports and one good at abso-lutely everything else in the world). There is no fee, and there will be prizes for the best teams, as well as—wait for it—Rice-A-Roni for all participants. Jeopardy begins on Tuesday, January 27 at 6 PM and continues weekly until a champion team is crowned (figuratively).

Never attended one of our games and wondering what they're like? Take a peek at the online version (available here) for a taste of what you can expect.

PBS Kids Go!

PBS Kids Go! and PPL Writer's Contest

Rules and entry forms are now available for those wishing to enter the PBS Kids Go! Writer's Contest or the PPL Writer's Contest this year. These contest are held once a year for budding authors from Kindergarten to 5th Grade. For more information, see our Children's Department Programs page.


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

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NEW! - Freegal Music Adds Streaming CapabilitiesFreegal Music

Did you know that your green Peabody Public Library card entitles you to dowload free music every week from Freegal music? Well, now you can do even more! Cardholders who were in the past able to download 3 MP3s per week can now stream 3 hours per day in addition to their weekly downloads. A counter will notify you of your streaming allotment and usage. If you do not see the streaming feature, just log out and log back into your account. The first time you use the new 4.0 Streaming Interface, a large pop-up screen entitled “Streaming 1-2-3” will walk you through the basics of streaming. See the Freegal Music FAQ page for more information.

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.

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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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