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Library Hours Both Locations
The Prairie Skies Public Library District is looking for enthusiastic, interested, community-minded members to serve a two-year term as trustee on the library board. If you feel libraries are an important benefit to communities and want to see them continue to grow and thrive then we are looking for you. For more information click on the library icon.
Ashland Main Location
Ph: (217) 476-3417
Wednesday & Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Pleasant Plains Location
Ph: (217) 626-1553
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am to 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and CLOSED on Sundays
*Both locations are closed the Second Thursday of each month from 9-12 for monthly Staff Meeting. (Open those days 12 noon - 7:00pm).
*For more information regarding hours and closings click here.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Beginning on Monday Oct. 7 visit either the Pleasant Plains or Ashland location to pick up a small pumpkin, while supplies last, to decorate. You may decorate it at the library or at home. Ages 2 - Adult are eligible for the contest.
All pumpkins need to be returned to the library by Oct. 18 to be judged. There will be two categories, Ages 2 - 12 years and 13 - Adult.
Pumpkins provided by the Bomke’s Patch. I
PSPLD has four convenient locations for you to return items borrowed from the Library:
Ashland and Pleasant Plains Library Buildings,
Drop Boxes at Farmingdale Elementary School and at the Gardner Township Building.
Drop Boxes are available at all hours and when the Library is closed for a holiday.
TEEN EVENTS AT PSPLD!
10/9: Looking for Leaders Teen Reception 3:30 @ Pleasant Plains
10/16: Looking for Leaders Teen Reception 3:30 @ Ashland
10/22: Mystery Night at the Library! 7:00pm @ Pleasant Plains
Refreshments will be served at all of these
Every Day all month long:
*Trivia *Puzzles: 3D and
Jigsaw *Top Ten Teen Reads Voting *
Make - n - Take
Come to the Library to make a special craft animal bookmark or color a beautiful picture.
At both locations.
Preschool Story hour
Mondays at Pleasant Plains from 10-11am.
and at Ashland from 2pm-3pm.
At Clayville Historic site on the last Monday, from 10-11am.
Storytime sessions begin Monday, September, 9 2019
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The Ashland Book Club (ABC) usually meets on the third Tuesday at 5:00pm at Ashland. The next meeting will be on October 15.
The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 24.
Cookbook Book Club
We have a book club especially for people interested in recipes and cookbooks. The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 7 at Pleasant Plains starting at 6pm for anyone interested.
Third Thursday Lego Group
We are moving the LEGO CLUB to Ashland. They will be meeting on Thursday
October 17 from 5:30 - 6:30pm. For more information click the LEGO pieces.
Let the building begin!
Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that provides discounts at museums, visual and performing arts centers, park districts and more around the state. Click on "Explore More Illinois" for details and more information.