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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 will reopen on Monday June 8th.


​All Library items you have checked out now are due on June 12 and "Fine-Free".

We are still not able to borrow books from other libraries

and you cannot place holds on those items at this time.

All Programs have been cancelled till further notice.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at pskiesld@gmail.com 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. We will continue to assist you when possible and safely.   

Access to our eBook collections and online catalog will continue. 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.  

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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The tournament ended on March 31. In April we will hold the drawings and contact the winners. 


If you have read any books since the closure that you would like credit for email pskiesld@gmail.com with the authors and titles. 

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!

Remember you can visit us online and check out our eBooks and downloadable audiobooks

We would like to thank all our generous sponsors of the Adult Reading Tournament.  

and past board member Sandra Jurgens

Some helpful websites:

BiblioBoard Library

Open to all residents of Illinois, BiblioBoard has digital books, images, articles, documents, audio and specially curated collections.

Into the bookhttps://reading.ecb.org/https://reading.ecb.org/

Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities, or click below to find out how to get our engaging 15-minute video programs.hat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. We do this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

Google Books

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.


Libraries have a vibrant role to play in helping communities come together to create and share books. Inkie.org is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content. These resources, Pressbooks, Indie Author Project Select, and  the Biblioboard Library, are free to anyone in Illinois.

Open Culture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.

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Make - n - Take

Here are some crafts you can download

to do at home or color a beautiful picture. 

Just click on the pictures.

Ongoing programs

Preschool Story hour

CANCELLED until further notice


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

Click on the image for more information

All meetings have been cancelled until further notice

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. 

Third Thursday Lego Group

CANCELLED until further notice

    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 : Using your Online Library : Have questions or need help with using Ebooks or our online card catalog.  If you need assistance email us at pskiesld@gmail.com or leave a phone message at 217-626-1553 and we will respond as soon as possible.

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