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

Meeting Room Use

10:00am - 2:00pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Study Room 2
Purpose of Meeting
Testing...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
December 7 - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! Who is ready for Winter? Join us as we prepare for the winter season with some fun snow- themed books, crafts, and songs! ...
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.

Board Of Trustees Meeting- Ashland

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Multi-Generational
Program Type: Board Meetings
Event Details:
December Board of Trustees Meeting - Open to the public.  ...

Meeting Room Use

5:15pm - 7:15pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Purpose of Meeting
End of year board meeting for SOH....
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby & Me Storytime - Ashland

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Bring your toddler by to enjoy fun sensory activities and to help grow their love of reading through our interactive Baby & Me Storytime!  ...