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Meet Local Author & Artist, Joni Walker!

Join us on Thursday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and meet local author and artist Joni Walker! Joni will share her new book with us, and will also have books available for signing and purchase.

Some of Joni’s children’s books

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We’re Hiring!

Do you enjoy public service? Do you have a creative spirit and love learning?  Then this is the job for you!

We have two openings for Adult Services Professional Assistants at Peabody Public Library!

  • 16 hours per week
  • Mornings, afternoons and evenings
  • Including Saturdays & Sundays
  • $9.77 hourly
  • Computer skills required
  • Must pass shelving test and have
  • High school diploma or GED/HSE
  • Ability to acquire LC6 certification

 

Peabody Public Library

1160 East Highway 205, Columbia City, IN

Apply in person at the Administration Office: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Applications accepted through Friday, June 29, 2018.

 

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Summer Reading Program

The Peabody Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock” kicks off June 4 this year! Children and adults are invited to participate from June 4 through July 21. Here’s a peek at what will be happening during the Summer Reading Program this year:

• Rockin’ Crafts

• Movies

• Moana Party

• Robots Rock!

• Rockin’ STEM

• Rockin’ Lawn  Games

• Professor Steve

• Storybook Walk

Each participant is challenged with reading 200 minutes, and join in on one program or one activity to complete a goal and receive a ticket. Once participants complete a goal, they may enter tickets for the chance to win a PRIZE bag! We are challenging participants to complete FOUR goals by the end of the Peabody Summer Reading Program.

Download the children and young adult reading logs online below!

CHILDREN’S READING LOGS:

Red log

Blue log

Green log

Yellow log

White log

YOUNG ADULT READING LOGS:

Logs 1 & 2

Logs 3 & 4

Log 5

 

Download the summer reading program flyer below.

 

 

 

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News Release – Peabody Public Library Adds Film Streaming Service, Kanopy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 29, 2018) – Peabody Public Library recently announced that the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy, will be available for free at the library beginning June 1.

Library cardholders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting the library website: www.ppl.lib.in.us. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

“Kanopy is a delightful addition to our streaming services. It has a wonderful collection of videos for children and adults. The content runs the gamut from popular movies to award winners to educational films. I especially like their PBS collection. Kanopy provides our customers with another viewing choice for themselves and for their families. Best of all, it’s free with your Peabody Public Library card,” said Peabody Public Library Executive Director Mary Hartman.

The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Seven Samurai, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner Mother of George.

Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the library? Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event and class updates, and visit www.ppl.lib.in.us and click the “calendar” icon on the homepage to check out the library’s online calendar.

 

ABOUT KANOPY

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema. 

www.kanopy.com

ABOUT PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Peabody Public Library serves all individuals as a pathway to learning, culture and entertainment. The library has served individuals in Whitley County since 1901. In 1917, Simon J. Peabody donated lands and funds build Peabody Public Library on North Main Street in Columbia City, and it continued to serve the community well for many years. In 1999, the new state-of-the-art Peabody Public Library was built in Columbia City. The 29,688-square-foot facility located off Hwy 205, sits on 14-acres, and is the only library in the State of Indiana that is located on a wetland.

 

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Storytime Survey

Parents and Caregivers,

We would like to know what days and times are most convenient for you and your family to attend storytime. Please take a moment to respond to our survey, either online here or at the library from June 4 to July 21.

Thanks in advance!

Peabody Public Library Youth Services Department

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News Release – Peabody Public Library Welcomes New Youth Services Librarian

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 14, 2018) – Peabody Public Library recently welcomed new team member, Mary Graber, who will serve as the Peabody Youth Services Librarian.

“I am excited to be a part of the Peabody Public Library,” said Graber. “I think the youth services staff and I will do great things together!”

Previously, Graber worked at Eckhart Public Library in nearby Auburn, Indiana, for the last 13 years. Graber gained experience in several areas at Eckhart Library, serving as library clerk in the Children’s Technical Services Department, the Children’s and Teen Department Assistant, to the Children’s and Teen Librarian, and the Assistant Teen Supervisor and Programming Specialist.

“Peabody Public Library is thrilled to have someone of Mary’s caliber working for us. She has done so much for the youth of the Auburn community, we are fortunate to have her here, providing excellent services for our youth,” said Peabody Library Director Mary Hartman.

Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the library? Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event and class updates, and visit www.ppl.lib.in.us and click the “calendar” icon on the homepage to check out the library’s online calendar.

 

ABOUT PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Peabody Public Library serves all individuals as a pathway to learning, culture and entertainment. The library has served individuals in Whitley County since 1901. In 1917, Simon J. Peabody donated lands and funds build Peabody Public Library on North Main Street in Columbia City, and it continued to serve the community well for many years. In 1999, the new state-of-the-art Peabody Public Library was built in Columbia City. The 29,688-square-foot facility located off Hwy 205, sits on 14-acres, and is the only library in the State of Indiana that is located on a wetland.

 

 

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200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

January 2018 is the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s timeless novel, Frankenstein. Thanks to Indiana Humanities, Peabody will host a Read-A-Thon and “Frankfest!” Lot’s of fun things will happen this year, so stay tuned and keep your eyes open for a big “undead” (maybe green) guy!

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