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 Reservation

10:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Purpose of Meeting
DAR Poage Meeting ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Japanese Culture Club - Ashland

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Workshop
Event Details:
A monthly program to bring together people of all ages who enjoy or are curious about various aspects of Japanese culture. This club will use a multimedia and hands-on approach to provide Japanese themed activities.   Learn about Japanese ...

Meeting Room Use

6:15pm - 7:45pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Purpose of Meeting
Ashland Pride Book Club...

Meeting Room Reservation

9:00am - 6:00pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Purpose of Meeting
Library Holiday Luncheon  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Main Book Club - Adults - Ashland

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
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. Books are available to pick up at the...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Today we will talk about Groundhog Day, read some fun books, and play around with shadows! ...
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.

Board Of Trustees Meeting- Ashland

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

Meeting Room Use

10:00am - 3:00pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Purpose of Meeting
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