Peabody Public Library is currently hosting a Civil War display on loan from the Indiana Historic Museum. In addition to printed resources, the library provides numerous events and activities throughout the month. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the various programs and services featured at the Peabody Public Library.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When card holders visit the Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, books are not the only things on display.
What was once seen as an educational resource bound by cover and conveyed in writing, the libraryâ€™s services span several mediums.
â€śWe are working to keep up with an evolving society that thrives on visual learning that is interactive,â€ť said Hartman. â€śThat means at the library, we are going outside of the traditional service of simply checking out books. We are finding ways to bring learning to life.â€ť
Currently the library has a display on loan from the Indiana Historic Museum, which details life for soldiers in the Civil War.
â€śThis is an impressive exhibit,â€ť Hartman said. â€śThere are things to touch and read. It takes the war from being a history lesson to being something that happened here at home.â€ť
Three walls are set up throughout the library with colorful panels that grab the eye and hands-on interaction, allowing visitors to learn about the Civil War in a unique way.
In addition to this exhibit, the library is planning to honor the anniversary of John F. Kennedyâ€™s death Friday.
Personal letters and stories will share Whitley County residentsâ€™ memories from that tragic day.
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