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Labor Day

The Peabody Public Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1. Have a great holiday, and we will see you later in the week!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

A library card is the smartest card in your wallet! In honor of Library Card Sign-up Month, we have some special offers for anyone who signs up for a library card in September.

  • Sign up for a blue student card and enter a drawing for an upgrade to a full ‘green’ card family membership gift certificate.
  • Sign up for a subscription card and enter a drawing for a second year membership gift certificate.
  • Sign up for a regular borrower’s card and enter a drawing for a $25 gift card to Amazon.

Ever wonder what a library card is really worth? Click here to calculate the real value of our library cards for you! For more information on getting a library card, see our PPL Library Cards page.

"Tech Talk" starting in September

Join us in the computer lab from 9 AM to 1 PM on the first Saturday of each month for open computer lab time for everyone—no library card required. Need help with a project? Or have questions about a program? Tech Talk is just what you need. For more information, call Beth at 260-244-5541. Click here for more information about other upcoming classes, or to watch classes you missed online.

Sunday Hours

Don't forget, Sunday hours of 1 - 5 PM will resume on Sunday, September 7.

September Newsletter

The September newsletter is now available online here and at the library.

If you would like to sign up to receive newsletters in your email, simply use the link at the top of this page. (Another signup box with additional instructions is on the Newsletters page.) You can also subscribe or view our current newsletter by selecting Peabody Public Library Monthly Newsletter from the BookNews link below.

Budget Notices

Online Budget Notices

Whitley County and the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance have created and launched a new budget notice website that will provide taxpayers with the ability to view budget notices in one central online location. BudgetNotices.IN.Gov will assist Whitley County citizens who want to attend and stay involved with the budgets of their local government units. Taxpayers will be able to view all local government units in Whitley county (including the Peabody Public Library), search by their address, or use an interactive map tool. This website has been designed to promote the importance of budget notices and the role that they play in the daily lives of Indiana taxpayers. Taxpayers that do not have Internet access or have difficulties with the website may contact the Department of Local Government Finance at (888) 739-9826 and request a paper copy of the notices for their local government units.

New Language Software Online

Learn a New Language with Pronunciator!

Interested in studying a foreign language? Check out Pronunciator, where you can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages! Using your green Peabody Public Library card, you can register for a student account with premium options for top-notch learning. Test your pronunciation in real time with speech recognition. Track your progress and measure your results with scored quizzes. Get real-time, life-like instruction with a virtual coach. Extend your learning offline with downloadable audio lessons. Hop into interactive stories with native speakers through virtual conversations. Check out free apps for your iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, and Android tablet or phone to learn wherever you go. Why not get started today? (Please bring headphones if you plan to use this resource in the library.)

Dreams Start at the Library: Make a Wish!

A dream can start with a book, a literacy class, a lecture or access to a computer. Often it starts with asking a librarian a question . . ."Where would I find . . . and could you help me?"

Our staff is fortunate to have the opportunity to help people in our community pursue their dreams every day. Our dream is to make your library an even better place for you, your children and grandchildren.

We've created a new online Library WishList. Browse through colorful pages filled with books, volunteer opportunities and items we need for your library. It's fun!

Choose an item you'd like to see at the library, make a contribution towards the purchase (no amount is too small), or sponsor an item in memory of a loved one. When the "wish" is completed we'll let you know, and the next time you're in the library you can see the Wish you helped make come true.

Visit our Library WishList and help make a Wish come true.

Thank you so very much!!

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

Email: librarian@ppl.lib.in.us

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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