Free wifi signal
Your library is now fine free.
Board and Committee meetings:

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13th in Ashland at 6:00pm. Click on the Board, bylaws, etc. tab for the agenda(s). 

The smartest card. Get it. Use it at your library.

Click on the smart card for information on how to get a library card.

What's NEW? Read our monthly newsletter online, or pick up a copy at either location. 

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.


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Upcycled Snowflake Art


December 10th in Plains at 11AM,

December 20th in Ashland at 6PM


Old library books get new life (and glitter paint!) in this art-based project. Help us add some winter cheer to the library and bring some home as well.

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

Gaming Club

All Ages Welcome 
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
December 1st & 15th
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
@ Pleasant Plains
5:30 - 7pm.

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

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HERE'S HOW: Click here for access. At the 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!

2023 Candidacy Election Packets Available

Packets for Board of Trustees positions are available in both locations. Please contact Cindy for more information

at or 217-476-3417. 

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.  

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Pleasant Plains building
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Farmingdale school book return box
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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.

Our Adult Fiction books are now organized by categories! You'll find sections for Mysteries, Sci/Fi & Fantasy, Westerns, Large Print, and General Fiction. We hope this organization makes it even easier to find the authors and stories you love, or maybe discover something new! Follow the signs to find your favorite category, or ask a librarian for help.

New Ways to Browse

Coloring sheets and other Actvities

Click on the links to visit these websites

for downloads and ideas of fun, Back-to-School-themed activities: 

Tissue Paper Leaves

Paper Plate Scarecrow

fall coloring sheet
pumpkin coloring sheet

Take Home Kits  
Free to families while supplies last.
Pick up your kit at the library.
New kits are available each month!