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Jewel of the Community

The Peabody Public Library is honored to have been selected as the Jewel of the Community at the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce recognition dinner. We love serving the people in our community, and will continue to look for ways to improve the classes and services we offer. Thank you for this special recognition!

Catalog Down

Evergreen Indiana servers will be down from 8 PM on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 through Saturday, December 27, 2014. There will be a checkout limit of 5 items per patron (no self-checkout), and neither the online catalog nor online account access will be available. This may also affect Overdrive and Pronunciator.

Holiday Closings

The Peabody Public Library will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and 26th for Christmas holidays, and on December 31st and January 1st for New Year's Holiday.

Help Wanted

The Peabody Public Library is looking for two new Adult Services Clerks to join our team. Click here for more information.

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.

Library Card Expirations/Renewals

If you are one of many patrons receiving a notification that your library card is going to expire, please DO NOT throw your card away. Just be sure to bring your card and photo ID the next time you come to the library, to verify your current address, phone number and email address. Parents will need to bring your child(ren) for the child’s account to be updated.


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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.

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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