About Your Library

Prairie Skies Public Library District (PSPLD) offers two locations to serve you with business hours Monday through Saturday. With your library card, you can borrow books, magazines, E-books, DVD’s, and music CD’s or utilize our fax, print, WiFi, and computer services. Your library card is also your ticket to a variety of programming for children and adults.

Looking for something specific? Search our online catalog or contact us by phone or email (listed above, right). Our library staff can help you find it, even if the item is not currently on our shelves. PSPLD is a member of the Resource Sharing Alliance, which allows our patrons to borrow items from libraries across Illinois.

Holiday Hours

We are closed for the following holidays: New Year, President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People's Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving (and the following Friday), and Christmas. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, we will be closed the following Monday.

Library Mission

The mission of the Prairie Skies Public Library District is to serve the public by acquiring and providing a balanced collection of recreational, informational, and educational materials and services. The library will provide life-long learning opportunities, access to materials and services beyond the library’s collections, use of current and emerging technologies to adapt to the needs of the community, and increase public awareness and support for the library.

Obtaining your Library Card

​To apply for a card you must live within  the boundaries of the Prairie Skies Public Library District (PSPLD).  Those living outside of the district may purchase a card.   You may sign up for a library card at either the Ashland or Pleasant Plains locations.  When applying for a card, you must have a form of identification showing your current address and a photo ID with you.


Application Form (pdf at right) may be filled out and brought to either location. 

IA card will then be made for you to pick up when you visit either location to show ID and verify your address.  

Your public library card may be used at any public library in Illinois.


Circulation policies:

  • All library materials check out for two weeks

  • Renewals - 3 times allowed if no hold

  • Fines and fees - the library does not charge overdues but patrons are responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged items.