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Click on the smart card for information on how to get a library card.

The Prairie Skies Public Library is seeking applicants for a full-time branch manager. We are looking for enthusiastic, customer focused people who are comfortable using computers and technology. For more information click on the icon. 

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The next Board meeting will be at 6:00 PM on November 10,  2020 at 555 Buckeye, Pleasant  Plains, IL. To see the Agenda click here.

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


 **Both Locations:

 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.



Both Prairie Skies Public Library District locations

are open

Patrons coming into either location must wear a mask

and practice social distancing!

While you may browse new books, DVD's and items on display

staff will retrieve items from the stacks for patrons. 

You may now place holds on items owned by other libraries.

We are now allowing small groups to meet at both locations. 

Anyone attending a meeting will need to wear a mask

and practice social distancing.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at pskiesld@gmail.com

or send a message on our Facebook page. 

You may call either location during open hours

or leave a phone message at 217-626-1553 after closing. 

Curbside service and contact-less home delivery will still be offered.

  Our WiFi will remain on and can be used outside each location. 

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.

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!


The library is changing their hours starting on October 5.

Below is the new schedule.

                                         Ashland                            Pleasant Plains

Monday                 9am – 5pm                           9am – 5pm

Tuesday                 11am – 7pm                        9am – 5pm

Wednesday           8am – 4pm                           9am – 5pm

Thursday               9am – 5pm                           11am – 7pm

Friday                     9am – 5pm                           9am – 5pm

Saturday               10am – 1pm                         10am – 1pm*

*Until further notice Saturday will continue to be curbside only

Fun Things to do at the

Library or home


This month we have expanded our treasure locations to include more of the library district.  You can either do one part or do all three.  No matter what you decide you will be eligible for a prize when you turn in your sheet. 

Click on the first page to download and print the sheet.  Or stop by either location to pick one up. 

Be safe and Have Fun!

October PSPLD Scavenger Hunt.pdf_Page_1.

Fall Fun Actvities to do at Home

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Click on the pictures to download and print out the sheets.

Websites to check out

BiblioBoard Library

Open to all residents of Illinois, BiblioBoard has digital books, images, articles, documents, audio and specially curated collections.

Into the bookhttps://reading.ecb.org/https://reading.ecb.org/

Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities, or click below to find out how to get our engaging 15-minute video programs.hat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. We do this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

Google Books

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.


Libraries have a vibrant role to play in helping communities come together to create and share books. Inkie.org is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content. These resources, Pressbooks, Indie Author Project Select, and  the Biblioboard Library, are free to anyone in Illinois.

Open Culture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.

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Ongoing programs


Using the game sheet count the number of matching figures on the answer sheet


Make - n - Take

Here are some crafts or color sheets

you can download to do at home

Just click on the pictures to downloard

and print out the sheets.

Preschool Story hour

Check back here for further information

click picture for more information

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.


Book Clubs

Please check back here for further information

Click on the image for more information

The Ashland Book Club (ABC) meets on the third Tuesday at 5:00pm at Ashland

The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains.

Cookbook Book Club

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

The group meets on the first Thursday at Pleasant Plains starting at 6 pm for anyone interested.  Anyone is welcomed to come and share their favorite dish.

 This bookclub is not meeting at this time.

Third Thursday Lego Group

CANCELLED until further notice

    Held at Ashland, the group meets on the third Thursday, from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  For more information click the LEGO pieces.

Let the building begin!

What's new?

The Prairie Skies Public Library District has gone "Fine-Free". Patrons will no longer be charged late fees for items.  They will still be responsible for returning them on the day due. 

Technology : Using your Online Library : Have questions or need help with using Ebooks or our online card catalog.  If you need assistance email us at pskiesld@gmail.com or leave a phone message at 217-626-1553 and we will respond as soon as possible.

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