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 "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other, Storytimes, Technology Classes, Workshop
Event Details:
A monthly program to bring together people of all age groups who enjoy watching anime, reading manga, and participating in other Japanese and comic inspired culture. This club will use a multimedia and hands on approach to provide anime/manga/game re...

Kirin Grove

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Purpose of Meeting
Club meeting...

Kara Kolenda

10:00am - 4:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Study Room 2
Purpose of Meeting
Conducting evaluations for Social Security Disability. Sees about 13 patients a day and only one patient at a time. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Main Book Club - Adults - Ashland

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us each month as this group will choose a book to read collectively and then discuss our thoughts of what we have read. If you would like more information, contact Tiffany at tseibert@thebookplace.org. January 25, 2022 "Clear Springs" by: ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
This program provides a fun way to develop early literacy and gives children the chance to enjoy STEAM based learning activities at the library!  It’s Cold Outside The weather outside might be frightful, but it’s always a great time to cozy u...

Staff

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Purpose of Meeting
Information meeting...

Sun Tan City

10:00am - 4:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Purpose of Meeting
Training ...