Services and Programs  for  kids


Prairie Skies Public Library District offers Preschool Storytime sessions two times each week from September through May.  These sessions are for children not yet in Kindergarten and their "grown-up" caretaker.  Each session is scheduled for one hour and includes music and theme-centered stories followed by a related activity and/or art experience.  Sessions will be 10:00-11:00 am in Pleasant Plains, and 2:00-3:00 pm in Ashland. Both sessions will meet on Mondays now, please note new day and time for Ashland!)

December dates: Mondays 12/2 and 9 usual times and places.  Monday 12/16: 10-11 at Clayville, 2-3 in Ashland.  Please note:  No Storytime on 12/23 and 12/30. We will begin sessions again on Monday, January 6.

Remember, you can still work on your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten on your own and anything we read at Storytime counts for that as well! See below for more info about that!

If you have questions, feel free to call Deb or Pat at 476-3417.


    Make -N-Take

 Every month the library will have a craft project for patrons to make.  They are free to the public and will be available while supplies last.  Look for seasonal or holiday projects or create your own!

Stop by either location to have fun at the library!!!

Third Thursday Lego Group

LEGO CLUB is moving to our Ashland location! Beginning Thursday, September 19, the THIRD THURSDAY LEGO CLUB will move to Ashland and meet from 5:30-6:30pm.  Builders ages Kindergarten and up are welcome to come to the library to build LEGO creations that will be displayed until the next meeting night. (Builders younger than Kindgergarten age must be accompanied by an adult.) Those interested may come on the third Thursday of each month from September to May. Come join the fun and share your creativity! 

       1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a FREE, self-guided program that encourages you and your child to read 1000 books before he or she starts Kindergarten!  Sound impossible?!  It's really very easy!  Stop by either location and ask for a "1000 Books"  folder for your child and you will be on your way! Summer is a great time to work on your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!  Remember that anything read for Summer Reading Program counts here too!  And if your older child reads to your little one, they both benefit at the same time!  Contact Deb for more information!

 Gabe 12/5/2016

Congratulations to our T-shirt winners!  More coming soon!

Elise 2/13/2017

Everett 6/23/2017

Emily 7/31/2017

Devlin 8/12/2017

Alaina 1/13/2018

Who will be next?

  Maycee 9/6/2018

Addison 2/8/2019

Elsie 8/13/2019

Many of you are close to reaching your goals!  Your picture could be here before you know it!! Keep reading! Those entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year have until Friday, September 6, 2019 to turn in your completed folder and earn your t-shirt!

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