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Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs this summer! ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. More information here.

Help Wanted

The Peabody Public Library is looking for another Adult Services Clerk to join our team. Applications accepted through Friday, August 5, 2016. Click here for more information.

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

Don't forget to sign up for our Summer Reading Program! This program is available for adults and children of all ages and runs through Saturday, July 30. You only have to reach one goal to be entered in a drawing for one of our gift bags! We also have lots of great activities lined up, so watch our newsletters, calendars, and this location for more information. And be sure to find some good books to READ!


All-IN Block Party

Through a program with Indiana Humanities, we will be hosting an All-IN (as in Indiana) Block Party on July 9 from Noon to 3 PM. Please join us as we learn about Indiana and Whitley County and try some challenges to win door prizes! We will also be hosting a Renaissance Faire with not only 1, but TWO different troupes to entertain and educate. There will be a Celtic band playing, you can learn to make pho soup with the Urban Station, and we will have games, quizzes and so much more!


Bicentennial Legacy Project

We would like “200 Pictures of Whitley County” to display at our All-IN block party. Pick up forms to submit your pictures of places, people or things in or about Whitley County at the circulation or information desk. (Please have all pictures submitted by July 1st.)

Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month


This sign recognizes that the Peabody Public Library has been nominated and won Business of the Month for June 2016 by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your support!

PPL Mobile Lab

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


The July newsletter is available online here and at the library.

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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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