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 "Adults" group.

Main Book Club - Adults

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 to join in the conversation, contact Tiffany at tseibert@thebookplace.org.    September - "...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime - Colors

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Colors The leaves are beginning to change so what better time to have a Storytime all about colors! Join us as we read about all the different colors and do some fun color mixing experiments!  Story time for children ages 3-5.   ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby & Me Storytime

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.  ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Workshop
Event Details:
Cauldron of Slime: “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble!” combine magical ingredients in a mini cauldron to create a spooky Halloween slime! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime - Let's Go To The Zoo

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Let's Go To The Zoo Come in and enjoy some fun zoo themed books and activities!  Story time for children ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Board Of Trustees Meeting (M)

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 welcome.  ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Central Park Bandstand
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Come out and join us for the last movie under the stars this season! We will be showing Hocus Pocus! Movie will start at dusk, at the central park bandstand.  ...

Closed - All Staff Day

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
Ashland, Catlettsburg, Midland, Virtual Events
Description:
The Library will be closed district wide for All Staff Day ...