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Library Hours Both Locations

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     Ashland Main Location

125 W. Editor, Ashland IL 62612









Ph: (217) 476-3417

 Mon., Wed.*, Thur. & Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

CLOSED on Sundays



Pleasant Plains Location

555 Buckeye Rd, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677








    Ph: (217) 626-1553

 Mon. Tues., Wed.* & Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 CLOSED on Sundays


*Both locations close at 4PM the Second Wednesday of each month for a Staff Meeting.


Business Hours
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May the 4th Be With You


May 13th in Plains at 11AM,

May 27th in Ashland at 11AM


Celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with a lightsaber circuit card! Will you choose the Dark Side or the Light?
Choose carefully, you must. 

STEAM Club is geared toward 2nd-5th graders. Younger children are welcome with adult supervision.

Gaming Club

All Ages Welcome 
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
May 4th & 18th
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
@ Pleasant Plains
5:30 - 7pm.

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Enjoy 24-hour access to the
on your devices  compliments of Prairie Skies Public Library.

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HERE'S HOW: Click here for access. At the access page, click on the Redeem box. Follow the prompts to register (new users) or log-in (returning users).
Need help? Ask a librarian: 217-476-3417 (Ashland)
or 217-626-1553 (Pleasant Plains).

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New: WIFI Hotspots

We now have WIFI hotspots available for checkout at both locations!

PSPLD has four Library Drop Boxes to return items: 

1.  Outside the entrance of the Ashland Library


2. Outside the entrance to the Pleasant Plains Library

3. Farmingdale Elementary


4. Gardner Township Building

Drop Boxes are available at all hours and when the Library is closed for a holiday.  

Gardner township building book drop
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Pleasant Plains building
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Farmingdale school book return box

A time for seniors and caregivers to get out of the house and have some fun! 1st & 3rd Friday of each month in Plains from 11-11:45am.

New Programs

For Middle and High School students to learn coding, computers and much more! Held every other month on Saturdays in Plains.

A time for kids to explore and discover how music makes them think, feel and move. Held on the 2nd (in Ashland) and 4th (in Plains) Saturday of each month from 11-11:30am.

Summer Reading 2023
Have Book, Will Travel
June 5th - July 22nd

Summer Reading
is Coming Soon!

Registration begins June 5th! Our registration kick-off party will run from 10am to noon in Plains, and 1 to 3pm in Ashland!

COVID guidelines

COVID-19 Guidelines: Updated 2/28/22


Beginning Monday, February 28th, 2022, patrons are no longer required to wear a mask while visiting either library location. Masks and hand sanitizer will continue to be available for patron use. Social distancing is recommended. Please stay home if you feel ill.

We will continue to offer Curbside Service and Contact-less home delivery. 

Please call ahead and arrange a time with staff for either service.

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