Board and Committee meetings:

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, September 13th in Pleasant Plains at 6:00pm. Click on the Board, bylaws, etc. tab for the agenda(s). 


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

What's NEW? Read our monthly newsletter online, or pick up a copy at either location. 

Library Hours Both Locations

     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.



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.  

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Take Home Kit


A STEAM Kit that you can get from either location and take home anytime this month.


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

Gaming Club

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

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


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).

New: WIFI Hotspots

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

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Summer Reading Donations

Those of you Summer Readers who chose to donate for their prizes this summer helped the Plains and Ashland Food Pantry, and Animal Control in all four of our counties!


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.

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.

New Ways to Browse

Coloring sheets and other Actvities

Click on the links to visit these websites

for downloads of fun, summer-themed activities: 

Ice Cube Art

Sidewalk Paint

Take Home Kits  
Make a Campfire for June! 
Free to families while supplies last.
Pick up your kit at the library.
New kits are available each month!