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Did you know that in addition to our regular Internet computers we also have laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads available for your Internet surfing convenience? The laptops are set up just like our Office computers, while the Chromebooks allow you to log in with your own Google account, and the iPads are convenient if you wish to browse the Internet from an easy chair. The laptops and Chromebooks are only for in-house use, but the iPads may be checked out for one week.

Tax Forms

Yes, it's that time of year again! Right now, you can come to the Peabody Public Library to get your 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms. We also have some Indiana forms and booklets available. We will print one (1) copy of any form needed per patron for free, if a pre-printed form is not available. And while we do not offer tax filing services, our Internet computers may be used for filing online. You can go to and the Indiana DOR page to get started.

Writers Contests

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Don't forget, the PPL Writer’s Contest awards ceremony will be on Monday, March 27 at 4 PM, and the PBS Go! Writer’s Contest awards ceremony will be on Tuesday, March 28 at 5 PM. All participants are welcome to attend.

Library Closure

Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, March 31 for staff development.

Yoga Classes

Weekly yoga class have started on Wednesdays at 10 AM. Our instructor is Patti Michael, a certified RYT instructor at Zvasiti Yoga here in Columbia City. Registration is required and there is a $5 fee per class payable to the instructor.

EGGstravaganza! Egg Decorating Contest

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Peabody Public Library is having an egg decorating contest! This contest is open to all ages and is a great way to show off your creativity—just bring in your best decorated egg or egg-themed craft. Entries are due by 5 PM on Sunday, April 9th and will be publicly displayed and voted on through April 15th. There will be 1st and 2nd place winnters in the age categories of child, young adult, and adult. For full guidelines and an entry form, come to the library or download the PDF here.


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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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