Ashland: 217-476-3417          Pleasant Plains: 217-626-1553      Email: 
Board and Committee meetings:

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, May 10th in Ashland 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.

Library Hours Both Locations

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

Effective 2/28/22: Masks are no longer required at either library location. View our updated COVID guidelines here.

     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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Making Kinetic Sand


Sat. May 14th,11am - 12pm in Pleasant Plains and

Tues., May 17th, 6-7 pm in Ashland

What? Playing with Kinetic Sand
helps kids explore their
senses, build fine motor
skills and engage their imagination!

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

Gaming Club

All Ages Welcome 
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
May 5th & May 19th
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!

Summer Reading is Almost Here!

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Mark your calendars!

Summer Reading Program starts on June 6th with a Kick-Off Celebration! "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" with Prairie Skies, and join us all summer long for fun activities for the whole family!  

CLICK HERE for more information.

Trustee Position Available!

Interested in serving on the Library's Board of Trustees?

Call (217) 476-3417 or (217) 626-1553 for more information!

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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, spring-themed activities: 

LEGO Soil Layers Activity

Spring Sequencing Clip Cards

Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt Cards

Take Home Kits  
Make an Easter Bag Basket with a Bunny or Duckling for March! 
Free to families while supplies last.
Pick up your kit at the library.
New kits are available each month!