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:
Monday – Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am 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.

Storytime- Belly Laugh Day-Virtual

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Belly Laugh Day Does the cold, nasty weather have you down? That's nothing a little laughter can't fix! Join us as we share some stories and crafts that are sure to cheer you up!  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby & Me Storytime - Virtual

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Everyone, Multi-Generational
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other, Workshop
Event Details:
Let's Try Felting Felting is a fairly new trend in Anime Arts and Crafts. Is it easy to do or should it be left to the crafting elite? Join Mandy online and see if Felting will be your new obsession!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Novel-Tea Book Club- Virtual

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for a lively discussion about novels. Please contact Tiffany if you would like to join the virtual meeting at tseibert@thebookplace.org   January - "Ghosted" by Rosie Walsh  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Main Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
January - "Life We Bury" by Allen Eskins  Join us each month as this group will choose a book to read collectively and then discuss our thoughts on what we have read. Books are available at the main branch. Please contact Tiffany if you would...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Can you see your shadow? Today we will talk all about the upcoming Groundhog day, read some fun books, and play around with our shadows!  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby & Me Storytime - Virtual

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime- Feed The Birds! - Virtual

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Feed The Birds!  Help the birds that live around your house survive the long, cold winter! We will read some books all about birds and find some cool and creative ways to feed the birds! ...