Click on the smart card for information on how to get a library card.
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.
Board meeting on Tuesday, August 11 in Pleasant Plains starting at 6pm. Click here for the Agenda.
Library Hours Both Locations
Ashland Main Location
Ph: (217) 476-3417
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pleasant Plains Location
Ph: (217) 626-1553
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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.
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.
The Prairie Skies Public Library District is open
You may now place holds on items owned by other libraries.
All Programs have been cancelled till further notice.
We are now allowing small groups to meet at both locations. Anyone attending a meeting will need to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
If you have any questions or concerns please email us at or send a message on our Facebook page. You can also leave a phone message at 217-626-1553.
Curbside service and contact-less home delivery will still be offered.
Our WiFi will remain on and can be used outside each location. There are also WiFi hotspots at the Ashland Village Hall and the Pleasant Plains Firehouse.
Remember you can visit us online and check out our eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.
SUMMER READING 2020
The Summer Reading Program finished on July 31. Starting August 10-14 participants can visit the library to pick up their prizes.
Thank you to all our sponsors!
The links to the different YouTube videos will be available until Aug. 28 just click on the poster to be directed to the Summer Reading Page.
FOR ALL AGES!
Join in a Scavenger Hunt with the Library. We are hosting one in each location
August 3 - 31. Anyone who turns in a completed sheet will get a prize.
Click on the image to download a sheet or visit either location to pick one up.
Websites to check out
Make - n - Take
Here are some crafts you can download
to do at home or color a beautiful picture.
Just click on the pictures.
Preschool Story hour
Check back here for further information
click picture for more information
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.
Please check back here for further information
Click on the image for more information
The Ashland Book Club (ABC) meets on the third Tuesday at 5:00pm at Ashland.
The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains.
Cookbook Book Club
We have a book club especially for people interested in recipes and cookbooks.
The group meets on the first Thursday at Pleasant Plains starting at 6 pm for anyone interested. Anyone is welcomed to come and share their favorite dish.
This bookclub is not meeting at this time.
Third Thursday Lego Group
CANCELLED until further notice
Held at Ashland, the group meets on the third Thursday, from 5:30 - 6:30pm. For more information click the LEGO pieces.
Let the building begin!
The Prairie Skies Public Library District has gone "Fine-Free". Patrons will no longer be charged late fees for items. They will still be responsible for returning them on the day due.