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Outreach Services

Our Outreach Services extend the library’s resources and programs to the community through various efforts.

Mobile Library

The Peabody Public Library Mobile Lab brings the library to you! Check out, return, or request library material at these locations. We can even issue library cards on the spot!

  • Tri-Lakes Lions Club: The mobile library plans to return to TriLakes Lions Club in March. The Lions have been very supportive by letting us use their facility to bring materials and a hotspot to the building from 3-5 PM every Tuesday afternoon. We can bring materials that you want to check out, collect materials that you wish to return and our hotspot will allow internet access for those who don’t have it at home. Please stop by and browse our materials or use the internet – or just say Hi!

Mobile Tech Lab

Technology Trainer Beth Gaff takes technology outside the library on a regular basis. She can be found at Brew'ha and McDonalds weekly, and also holds monthly classes at the Senior Center and Grace Lutheran Church.

For an up-to-date list of Mobile Lab and Mobile Library outreach times and locations, click here.

Wait & Read

Each week we maintain a quantity of books at several business locations within Columbia City. These locations include Bowen Center, BrewHa, Dr. Hatcher's office, House of Style, Parkview Whitley Hospital (main lobby), Quality Inn, Senior Center, Shear Envy, Super 8 Hotel, the Whitley County Courthouse (third floor waiting area), and the Whitley County Jail. The books are available to anyone who visits these businesses, with no restrictions on return.

Every six weeks Peabody Public Library delivers bulk quantities of books to four assisted living centers in Whitley County: Blue River Senior Citizens Apartments, Clugston on the Square, Oak Pointe and Sycamore Village.

Homebound Delivery

Each Thursday, weather permitting, we deliver materials to patrons who are unable to visit the library. If you would like to be included in this program, please call Peabody Public Library at 260-244-5541. A valid Peabody Public Library Evergreen card is required in order to enroll in this program.

Indiana State Library Services for the Blind

For more information on this service, please contact the following:

Indiana TBBL
140 N. Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Local Telephone: 317-232-3684
Toll-Free Telephone: 800-622-4970