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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.



Adult Reading Tournament
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Starting January 2, when you return a book or audiobook you can place your name in a drawing for a special prize.  Ends March 31.

 January programs:
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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!

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support

Tues. Jan. 28 - Ashland:    2:00 - 4:00pm

Tues. Feb. 4 - Pleasant Plains:  4:30-6:30pm


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 snowman or penguin

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 January 21. 

The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains. The next meeting will be Thursday, January 23, 2020. 

Cookbook Book Club

We have a book club especially for people interested in recipes and cookbooks.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 9 at Pleasant Plains starting at 6pm for anyone interested.   This meeting members are doing their favorite recipe to share.  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 January 16th 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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