There is a Finance/Budget committee meeting on Monday, May 10 at the Pleasant Plains location starting at 6:00pm. The next Board meeting is on May 11, 2021, at 555 Buckeye Rd, Pleasant Plains, IL. The meeting starts at 6:00pm. The Agenda will be posted prior to the meeting. Click on the the Board, bylaws... button above.
The Prairie Skies Public Library is seeking applicants for the Director and a Library Assistant position. We are looking for enthusiastic, customer focused people who are comfortable using computers and technology. For more information click on the icon.
Library Hours Both Locations
Ashland Main Location
Ph: (217) 476-3417
Mon., Thur. & Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pleasant Plains Location
Ph: (217) 626-1553
Mon. - Wed. & Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 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.
Browsing is back!
New Ways to Browse
Our Adult Fiction books are now organized by categories! You'll find sections for Mysteries, Sci/Fi & Fantasy, Westerns, Large Print, and General Fiction. We hope this organization makes it even easier to find the authors and stories you love, or maybe discover something new! Follow the signs to find your favorite category, or ask a librarian for help.
Calling all Jedi: Visit either location starting May 4th to pick up a Baby Yoda project and Star Wars Day
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.
Patrons coming into either location must wear a mask and practice social distancing!
We will limit how many patrons may be in the library and how long they can stay.
Patrons are encouraged to use Curbside Service. Please call ahead and arrange a time with staff for pick-up. Contact-less home delivery is still available.
Small Groups are allowed to meet at either location. Groups of 9 or less may meet in Ashland; Groups of 12 or less may meet in Pleasant Plains.
If you have any questions or concerns please email us at
or send a message through our Facebook page.
You may call either location during open hours
or leave a phone message at 217-626-1553 after closing.
Our WiFi will remain on and can be used outside each location.
If you need the password, please ask during open hours or send an email.
There are also WiFi hotspots at the Ashland Village Hall
and the Pleasant Plains Firehouse.
Remember you can visit us online and check out our eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Click here to go to the eBook page.
Mother's Day is
Sunday, May 8th.
Make a card for Mom:
stop by either location for materials, or download the printable here.
Coloring sheets and other Actvities
Click on the pictures to download and print out the activities,
or pick up these activities at either library location.
Make - n - Take
Here are crafts or color sheets you can do at home.
Click on the pictures to download and print out the sheets,
or pick up a ready-made packet at either location.
Mother's Day Adjective Card
NASA Stained Glass Earth*
Garden in a Glove*
*Pick up a packet at either location while supplies last. Garden in a Glove project is limited to one per family. Thank you!
Websites to check out
For more websites go to our "Helpful Websites" page.
Story hours, Bookclubs and Other programs
Preschool Story hour
If you are interested in the virtual story hour please contact Deb Gruen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
click picture for more information
Click on the image for more information
The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains.
The ABC and Cookbook bookclubs are not meeting at this time.
Third Thursday Lego Group
CANCELLED until further notice
The Prairie Skies Public Library District now has a YouTube channel. We will be sharing tutorials, local musician performances and other videos on the channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvaG33SZia6rWgvsutQa59g and subscribe