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Library Hours Both Locations

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     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.

 

Business Hours
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STEAM Club:

Make Snow Floam!

When? 

January 14th in Plains at 11AM,

January 17th in Ashland at 6PM

What? 

Transform 4 materials into a stretchy snow dough! A fun way to play with "snow" indoors.

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

Tabletop
Gaming Club

All Ages Welcome 
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
January 5th & 19th
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
@ Pleasant Plains
5:30 - 7pm.

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

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HERE'S HOW: Click here for access. At the NYTimes.com 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).

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New: WIFI Hotspots

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

Letters from Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Reindeer have been sent out!

We worked with Frosty and Rudolph to send out over 30 letters! Let us know what your kiddos thought of them!

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.  

Gardner township building book drop
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Ashland library
Pleasant Plains building
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Farmingdale school book return box

Thank You!

Thanks to your generosity, the Friends of the Library was able to provide over 30 hats, gloves and socks to St. Augustine's Angel Packages, Helping Hands Food Pantry and New Beginnings Micro Pantry!

A time for seniors and caregivers to get out of the house and have some fun! 1st & 3rd Friday of each month in Plains from 11-11:45am.

New Programs

For Middle and High School students to learn coding, computers and much more! Held every other month on Saturdays in Plains.

A time for kids to explore and discover how music makes them think, feel and move. Held on the 2nd (in Ashland) and 4th (in Plains) Saturday of each month from 11-11:30am.

COVID guidelines

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.

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