Purpose of the Prairie Skies Public Library District shall be to:

  • Focus public attention on the library.

  • Stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services.

  • Provide library materials to satisfy the reference, recreational, and research needs of the people in the library district.

  • Provide library materials for students at every educational level through their supplemental use of public library services.

  • Provide an adequate stock of books and other library materials sufficient in size and varied in kind and subject matter to satisfy the library needs.

  • Foster the economic and efficient utilization of public library funds.

  • Promote the full utilization of local pride, responsibility, initiative, and support of library services and at the same time employ state aid as a supplement to local support.

  • Receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library.

  • Provide library services for the geographic area legally defined as the Prairie Skies Public Library District.

Library Policies

Registering for a 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: may be filled out and brought to either locations. 

If you want you may mail or email it to the library.  A 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.