Main Library

Entrance view of Main Branch

Branch Details

Address:
1740 Central Ave.
Ashland, KY 41102

Directions:
Google Maps

Phone:
(606) 329-0090

Fax:
(606) 329-0578

Debbie Cosper
Library Director
director@thebookplace.org

Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur. 9 am to 8 pm
Fri, Sat. 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Main Library, located in Ashland, serves as the main branch of Boyd County Public Library District.  It is located in Central Park, just past Crabbe Elementary and next to the pickleball courts. Main houses the largest collection in the district, including books, magazines, newspapers, movies, games, and large print. It has a gaming system for teens and another one for kids, computers and laptops for library use, a copier/scanner, and a fax machine available for public use. 

The Winder Room for Local History and Genealogy, located on the second floor, houses one of the largest family history collections in the area.  The Children’s Room, located in the basement, has a 250 gallon fish tank full of colorful fish and a delightful mural painted by artist, Charles Haskins.  At the southeast entrance is the Reading Garden with access to Central Park and the Library Commons.  There is a large, 50 seat capacity meeting room, and two small study rooms.  The administrative offices are located on the second floor.

Materials Return and Book Drop:

Located opposite of the main entrance, across the street, providing drive up return.

There is also a return inside the building at the Front Desk.

Parking:

Parking is available in front of the library, along the Park, and additional parking is available directly across the street from the Park.

Branch Programs

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Central Park Bandstand
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Music, Other, Storytimes, Workshop
Event Details:
July 06 - Tember’s Tales : Cruising Through the Library, One Book at a Time Be sure to join us for this summer show filled with magic, puppets, stories, songs, audience participation, and lots of fun! **Central Park Bandstand ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Board Of Trustees Meeting (Main)

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Board Meetings
Event Details:
Board Of Trustees Meeting, Public is invited to attend. ...

Meeting Room Use

10:00am - 4:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Purpose of Meeting
Two leaders in our Girl Scout troop will be receiving CPR/FIRST AID AED Training as required by GSUSA...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Central Park Bandstand
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Join us for a movie under the stars! Bring a chair or a blanket  along with your favorite snacks and enjoy the show! July- Goonies  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Central Park Bandstand
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Music, Other, Storytimes, Workshop
Event Details:
July 13 - Discover Treasures Channel your inner pirate and join us for a fun scavenger hunt that will lead to buried treasures!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Summer Reading - Ashland

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ashland
Registration
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
    Adults only, please. Patrons can only attend one of the two classes. Registration is required.  ...

Meeting Room Use

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Purpose of Meeting
help the area become more inclusive, understanding, educated, & affirming of the LGBTQIA+ community...

Meeting Room Use

10:00am - 5:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Study Room 2
Purpose of Meeting
Conducting Speech Therapy evaluations. ...