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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!

Help Wanted

We are looking for another Assistant Circulation Clerk to join our team. Click here 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.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Please note that the library will be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 26, and will reopen at 9 AM on Saturday, November 29. The library will be closed all day on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28.


The November newsletter is now available online here and at the library. The December newsletter is also now available here.

If you would like to sign up to receive newsletters in your email, simply use the link at the top of this page. (Another signup box with additional instructions is on the Newsletters page.) You can also subscribe or view our current newsletter by selecting Peabody Public Library Monthly Newsletter from the BookNews link below.

New Language Software Online

Learn a New Language with Pronunciator!

Interested in studying a foreign language? Check out Pronunciator, where you can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages! Using your green Peabody Public Library card, you can register for a student account with premium options for top-notch learning. Test your pronunciation in real time with speech recognition. Track your progress and measure your results with scored quizzes. Get real-time, life-like instruction with a virtual coach. Extend your learning offline with downloadable audio lessons. Hop into interactive stories with native speakers through virtual conversations. Check out free apps for your iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, and Android tablet or phone to learn wherever you go. Why not get started today? (Please bring headphones if you plan to use this resource in the library.)

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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