Click on the smart card for information on how to get a library card.
The Prairie Skies Public Library is seeking applicants for a full-time branch manager. We are looking for enthusiastic, customer focused people who are comfortable using computers and technology. For more information click on the icon.
The next Board meeting will be at 6:00 PM on November 10, 2020 at 555 Buckeye, Pleasant Plains, IL. To see the Agenda click here.
Library Hours Both Locations
Ashland Main Location
Ph: (217) 476-3417
Mon., Thur. & Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pleasant Plains Location
Ph: (217) 626-1553
Mon. - Wed. & Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 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.
Both Prairie Skies Public Library District locations
Patrons coming into either location must wear a mask
and practice social distancing!
While you may browse new books, DVD's and items on display
staff will retrieve items from the stacks for patrons.
You may now place holds on items owned by other libraries.
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 may call either location during open hours
or leave a phone message at 217-626-1553 after closing.
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.
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.
NEW LIBRARY HOURS!
The library is changing their hours starting on October 5.
Below is the new schedule.
Ashland Pleasant Plains
Monday 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 11am – 7pm 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 4pm 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm 11am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm 10am – 1pm*
*Until further notice Saturday will continue to be curbside only
Fun Things to do at the
Library or home
This month we have expanded our treasure locations to include more of the library district. You can either do one part or do all three. No matter what you decide you will be eligible for a prize when you turn in your sheet.
Click on the first page to download and print the sheet. Or stop by either location to pick one up.
Be safe and Have Fun!
Fall Fun Actvities to do at Home
Click on the pictures to download and print out the sheets.
Websites to check out
Using the game sheet count the number of matching figures on the answer sheet
Make - n - Take
Here are some crafts or color sheets
you can download to do at home.
Just click on the pictures to downloard
and print out the sheets.
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.