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What will be not be available?

  • No access to My Account feature
  • No access to place holds
  • No access to commerce/payment functions
  • No access to item availability

Full access should resume before opening on Friday, February, 23rd



DOE and EPA have developed the fuel economy website, The website features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offfers fuel-saving tips. The website also contains vehicles-specific air pollution emissions information and safety rating and provides links to car buying websites. We believe the website can help you make informed automotive purchase decisions. Visit today.


During scheduled hours the Prairie Trails Public Library District is one of your community's local warming centers during periods of extreme cold.

A warming center is a short-term emergency shelter that operates when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperature become dangerously inclement. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury from exposure to the elements.

Cold Weather Tips:

  • Layer up! Wear a hat and gloves as well to maintain body temperature.
  • Keep all pets indoors.
  • If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
  • Before bed, turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room.
  • Run water at a trickle to keep your pipes from freezing.
  • Do NOT use a stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Remember…

    • Check on relatives, neighbors and friends.

2017 Tax Forms

At some undetermined point in time, a limited assortment of state and federal tax forms will be available in the library foyer. As yet we don’t have exact dates, but we will update our site when we have received them.


Upcoming Events
  • Toddler Time
    When: Monday, February 19, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children 24-35 months with a parent or caregiver

    This interactive storytime will feature short stories, puppets, action rhymes and songs!  Toddlers will develop language and listening skills as well as social interaction with others.  Caregiver is strongly encouraged to participate with child.  

  • Family Jam Tales
    When: Monday, February 19, 2018 6:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    No registration is required for this storytime, but space is limited.

    Join us for a storytime designed for the entire family. A wide variety of stories, music, and more will be shared.

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children will have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities that will help build early literacy skills necessary for Kindergarten. 

    Children attend independently

  • Rule of Rum
    When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    No PTPLD library card required to register.

    Food historian Cynthia Clampitt shares the reason rum arose where it did and when it did, as well as how pirates got involved. She also explains how rum helped unite the 13 Colonies, why it was one of the issues that led to the American Revolution, how it also led to a revolt in its next home after the Caribbean: Australia, and how it affected culture and history after that.

  • Read to Rover
    When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. Children in grades K-6 can come and practice reading aloud to a licensed therapy dog and build the confidence needed to be successful readers. 

    This program is for children who already know how to read.

    Please sign up in person at the Youth Services desk for a 15 minute time slot.

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