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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.

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     Ashland Main Location







Ph: (217) 476-3417

 Monday, Tuesday,

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


 **Both Locations:

 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.



CyberSecurity Tech Class

Got a new smarthone or tablet? But don't know how to protect your device or yourself while online from scammers and viruses?

This class will highlight the importance of strong passwords, scam emails and other security issues you may need to know more about.

Tuesday, 11/19 in Pleasant Plains

and Thursday, 11/21 in Ashland

Both sessions will meet from 3:30-4:30 pm


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.  


Thank You!

Family Reading Night


Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, and the Illinois Center for the Book, Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. The next Family Reading Night will be November 21, 2019.


Ashland Christmas in the Village

Stop by Prairie Skies Public Library in Ashland on Saturday evening, November 30 during Ashland’s 3rd Annual Christmas in the Village festivities.  The Library building will be open from 5:00-7:00pm. The Friends of the Library will be providing a take-home craft project for kids.  There will also be cookies and hot chocolate.  

Look for the PSPLD Christmas tree on display in the Casey’s Lot!

Make - n - Take

Come to the Library to make a special craft a scarecrow, thanksgiving turkey or color a beautiful picture.  

At both locations.

Ongoing programs

Preschool Story hour

Mondays at Pleasant Plains from 10-11am.

and at Ashland from 2pm-3pm.

On the last Monday of the month, the storyhour is held at the Clayville Historic site from 10am-11am.


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Book Clubs

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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 November 19. 

The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains. The next meeting will be Thursday, November 21. 

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

November 21 from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  For more information click the LEGO pieces.

Let the building begin!

What's new?


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. 

Technology it's always changing : Using your Online Library : Have questions or need help with using Ebooks or our card catalog.  Drop in at either Ashland or at Pleasant Plains to get your answers.  You can also schedule an one on one session for more help.

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