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Library Hours Both Locations

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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     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.



Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Beginning on Monday Oct. 7 visit either the Pleasant Plains or Ashland location to pick up a small pumpkin, while supplies last, to decorate.  You may decorate it at the library or at home.  Ages 2 - Adult are eligible for the contest.

All pumpkins need to be returned to the library by Oct. 18 to be judged. There will be two categories, Ages 2 - 12 years and 13 - Adult.  

Pumpkins provided by the Bomke’s Patch.  https://www.bomkespatch.com/     I




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!



             10/9: Looking for Leaders Teen Reception 3:30 @ Pleasant Plains

            10/16:  Looking for Leaders Teen Reception 3:30 @ Ashland

10/22:  Mystery Night at the Library! 7:00pm @ Pleasant Plains

Refreshments will be served at all of these


Every Day all month long:

*Trivia *Puzzles: 3D and

Jigsaw *Top Ten Teen Reads Voting *

*And More!

Make - n - Take

Come to the Library to make a special craft animal bookmark 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.

At Clayville Historic site on the last Monday, from 10-11am. 

Storytime sessions begin Monday, September, 9 2019


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Book Clubs

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The Ashland Book Club (ABC) usually meets on the third Tuesday at 5:00pm at Ashland. The next meeting will be on October 15. 

The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 24. 

Cookbook Book Club

We have a book club especially for people interested in recipes and cookbooks.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 7 at Pleasant Plains starting at 6pm for anyone interested. 


Third Thursday Lego Group

    We are moving the LEGO CLUB to Ashland.  They will be meeting on Thursday

October 17 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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