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Did you know that Peabody Public Library offers special discounted library cards to students of the Whitley County Consolidated School district who are not in our service area? The intent of these cards is to provide access to educational materials needed for school work. More information here.

205 Constructions

Routing of traffic for the State Road 205 construction project is in the process of being changed. Please use caution and pay close attention to signage during this period!

PPL Mobile Lab

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

New Online Resource for Kids

Check out BookFlix, an interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning — online. Pairing fictional storybooks with nonfiction eBooks, it reinforces reading skills while developing essential real-world knowledge. Use this link to access BookFlix from home (a valid borrowers card is required).

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and a great time to take advantage of some special offers when you sign up for your card.

  • Sign up for a blue student card and enter a drawing for an upgrade to a full green card membership.
  • Sign up for a subscription card and enter a drawing to win a second year membership free.
  • Sign up for a regular borrower's card and enter a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.
  • You can also enter a drawing if you update your existing Evergreen card this month.

Click here for more information about our library cards, and here to calculate the value of a library card for you!

Community Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our online community survey here. Your feedback helps us to keep providing excellent service to the community.

Sunday Hours Survey

Please take a moment to give us your thoughts on our Sunday hours with this brief survey.


The September 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 7 PM. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from previous meetings are available.

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BookFlix Book News

New books and more!

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