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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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Library Hours Both Locations

     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.



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!

Adult Reading Tournament
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Through February, when you return a book or audiobook you can place your name in a drawing for a special prize.  Ends March 31.

 February programs:
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Writer’s Workshop: 

Saturday, Feb. 22 9:00 - 11:30am

in the Pleasant Plains Location.

Local author John B. Jamison will conduct another

Writer’s Workshop. 

Seating is limited, so please contact either location to sign up!


On Tuesday, February 25,

PSPLD will host our first Movie Night of 2020! 

“Green Book” will be shown

in the Pleasant Plains location meeting room

beginning at 6:00 pm.


For more information about programs or to register call either location: Ashland 217-476-3417 or Pleasant Plains 217-626-1553

Make - n - Take

Come to the Library to make a Valentine craft

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) meets on the third Tuesday at 5:00pm at Ashland. The next meeting will be on February 18. 

The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains. The next meeting will be Thursday, February 27, 2020. 

Cookbook Book Club

We have a book club especially for people interested in recipes and cookbooks. 

Because of weather the meeting tonight has been cancelled. 

The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 5 at Pleasant Plains starting at 6pm for anyone interested.   The subject of this meeting will be soups and stews.  Anyone is welcomed to come and share their favorite dish. 

Third Thursday Lego Group

    We are moving the LEGO CLUB to Ashland.  They will be meeting on Thursday, February 20th 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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