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Library cards offer so much more than the ability to check out books! Our collection also includes movies, magazines, audiobooks, games, and music. Our "green" cards can be used at other Evergreen Indiana libraries all over the state. Or use interlibrary loans to check out materials without traveling. Many of our online resources are only available to card-carrying members—including thousands of additional titles in digital format, software for studying language and music, and the ability to research genealogy or look up car repair instructions from home. With the incentives we offer this month, there is no better time to get a library card. So stop by soon to get yours!

Maker Space Survey

We would like your help in determining new items for circulation at Peabody Public Library. Please take a moment to give us your opinion here as to which items would be desirable for check-out.

Upcoming Art Opportunities

Painting with Beth, Option 2Interested in attending a painting class? Painting with Beth will be held on Wednesday, October 5, from 4-6 PM, with two Halloween-themed options, while Family Painting Time with be held at 2 PM on Saturday, October 8, doing the peacock painting. Please sign up ahead of time if you wish to attend either of these sessions.

Painting with Beth, Option 1 Family Painting

For those who wish to showcase their own creativity, we also have a Pumpkin Decorating Contest coming up for all ages. There will be prizes for the scariest, most creative, and best overall design. Drop pumpkins off by Sunday, October 16. Artificial or real pumpkins will be accepted, but no carved pumpkins. More details here.

Pumpking Ideas

We also have Art Time with Joni Walker on October 13, Come and Color every Thursday evening, and our usual weekly and monthly crafts in the Children's department—check our calendars and newsletters for more details.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

If you live in Columbia City, Columbia, or Thorncreek Townships you may not be aware that your library membership is paid through your local property taxes. Take advantage of this exceptional value of learning and entertainment.

Everyone who gets a new card or renews their library card in September can enter a drawing to win a Kindle. We will also hold three additional drawings, depending on the type of card.

  • Sign up for a $5 blue nonresident student card and enter a drawing for an upgrade to a full ‘green’ card membership.
  • Sign up for a non-resident card and enter a drawing to win a second year membership free.
  • Sign up for a new borrower’s card or renew your existing card and enter a drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Open House tours will be on Wednesday, September 7 from 6-8 PM and on Sunday, September 18 from 2-4 PM. Come check us out!

PPL Mobile Lab

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


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

Budget notices available at BudgetNotices.IN.Gov or by calling (888) 739-9826.

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Kroger Community Rewards

Register your Kroger Plus Card with NPO number 13177 and help the library while you shop! Further instruction here.

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