2019 Come Home for Christmas at Peabody Township Library!

Ray Savage: Resident Elf on a Shelf

December 7 was a very busy day at Peabody Township Library. Starting at noon, the library shifted gears and joined forces with the Come Home for Christmas committee and had events all over the library. Upstairs, the library introduced our newly painted children’s reading corner. Stephanie Ax-Lago did a FANTASTIC job with the mural and helping to expand the legend of our resident Library Dragon named Figment. We also had letter writing to Santa Clause and our Library Board, Ray Savage dressed as an Elf on a Shelf reading Christmas stories to children. In the basement our high school cheerleaders were doing face painting. Also in the basement, our local book club “Who Chose THIS book? Club” provided cookies, hot chocolate and hot apple juice along with an INCREDIBLE appreciation cake for Stephanie with an actual representation of Figment on it in icing!

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PTL’s Digital Archive Page!

Thanks to a generous donation in memory of Adele and Harold Taylor, the Peabody Township Library has started a website where anybody can digitally search the Peabody Gazette Bulletin.  To access the site, go to the website listed below and follow the directions.


The website uses “Google Search Parameters”.  This means if you are looking for information about John P. Church, you do not just want to type his name in the search field.  If you do, every time the name John appears AND every time there is a Capital “P” AND every time the word church appears will be flagged.  You want to put quotation marks around the name to limit the search parameters to just this one person.  Ex. “John P. Church”.  Now, only when these three appear together will the paper be flagged for you.

All papers are available since the 1870’s and last years papers will be added soon.

The library board is wanting to add PBHS annuals or year books  to the page as well.  We are currently looking for donors willing to make this happen.  If you are interested, please e-mail the library at peabodytownshiplibrary@gmail.com

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Library Director at Peabody Township Library

Rodger L. Charles, Library Director

Rodger Charles, Library Director for the Peabody Township Library.  There is very little you can’t do in our library.

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Donations Appreciated

Ann Potter Room

The Ann Potter Room is a large meeting place located in the basement of the library with a kitchen.  Using the North Library door, a lift was installed making the basement handicap accessible.  The room is available to be reserved online by clicking on the button at the top of the webpage called “Basement Suite Reservations.”



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Carnegie Library History

Peabody Kansas Carnegie Library

Check out the History of YOUR Peabody Library site with links to more information.  How did the Peabody Library get in Peabody, Kansas? The Peabody Gazette-Bulletin from 1913 and 1914 help answer the question.  See Articles from the Peabody newspaper.

More information is planned to be added in the future, so please come back again!

Memories and stories may be submitted.

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Help YOUR Library grow!

Make suggestions

If you have ideas of books or materials you would like the Peabody Library to have, please tell the Librarian.  There are suggestions slips available too.

YOUR suggestions will be considered by the Director and the Library board.  Thank you.

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Library Wish List

Your Library really needs your help!

With funds becoming more scarce, your library could use:

Copy Paper 8.5″ X 11″, 13 gal. and 4 gal. trashcan liners, Toilet Paper, “C fold” paper towels,  Clear Packing tape 3″ and 1.5″, Kitchen Serving Utensils, Table Cloths, Hanging File Folders, 6′ plastic Tables, Table Storage Rack, and as always, donations for NEW BOOKS AUDIO BOOKS, CD’s and DVD’s!  All assistance will be greatly appreciated.

If you have questions, call the library at (620) 983-2502

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