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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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The Prairie Skies Public Library District is Closed.


All programs for March and April are cancelled. 

All Library items you have checked out now are due on April 30 and "Fine-Free".

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at pskiesld@gmail.com or send a message on our Facebook page.  This is not an easy decision but one we felt necessary to protect both our patrons and staff from exposure.  We will be monitoring local, state and federal decisions and recommendations.  

Access to our eBook collections and online catalog will continue.  We will continue to share sites to our Facebook page to help you cope through this period. 

Take care and stay well.  We look forward to seeing you all when this is over.

Library Hours Both Locations

The Prairie Skies Public Library is looking for a part-time Library Assistant. 

For more information click here.

     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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Through March, when you return a book or audiobook you can place your name in a drawing for a special prize.  Ends March 31.

 March 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!

All March Programs have been cancelled. 

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 spring craft

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 March 17. 

The Bookies Book club meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at Pleasant Plains. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 26, 2020. 

Cookbook Book Club

We have a book club especially for people interested in recipes and cookbooks.  

The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 2 at Pleasant Plains starting at 6 pm for anyone interested. They will be discussing brunch, or spring holiday recipes.  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, ????? from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  For more information click the LEGO pieces.

Let the building begin!

What's new?

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. 

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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