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If you've never taken a look at our Online Resources page, you might be surprised at what all we have to offer. We have resources for the young and old and everyone in between, including genealogists, mechanics, new drivers, new readers, and anyone studying a new language. While a few of these tools are only available within the library, many can be accessed from home, with your green PPL library card.

205 Constructions

The main entrance to the library is back in use, but please continue to use extra caution during road construction.

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!

Help Wanted

The Peabody Public Library is looking for another Assistant Circulation Clerk to join our team! Click here for more information.

ABCMouse banner comes to Peabody Public Library

A new online resource is available for kids who come to the library. is an award-winning online curriculum for young children, from Age of Learning, Inc., and it is free at our library. Simply use one of the links provided on our website. (Note: the links will be permanently available on our Online Resources page and on our Children's Fun and Exploration page.)

PPL Mobile Lab

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

Battle of the Books

Attention, Whitley county students, parents, and teachers! Now is the time to start forming teams for Battle of the Books! Teams are made up of 4 to 6 students in the same grade level group who love to read and compete. For more information, click here.

Ditch your Dues for Dogs in October

Dog says Thank You

Bring in one of the items listed below along with the receipt to reduce your overdue fines during the month of October.

    Items Requested:
  • Plastic dog toys,
  • Nyla bone,
  • Dog leash,
  • Bleach (large bottle),
  • Paper towels,
  • Airwick Scented Plug-ins,
  • Canned dog food,
  • Bagged Dog food (only Hills Science Diet!!)
  • You must bring in your receipt— overdue fines will be reduced based on the receipt. Only new, unopened items accepted.
If you prefer to give a monetary donation to the Whitley County Humane Society, the amount of the donation can be deducted from your fines.


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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 7 PM. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from previous meetings are available.

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