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,Wed,Fri,Sat: 9am to 5pm
Tue & Thu: 11am-7pm

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

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This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Reading Garden
Age Group: Everyone, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Multi-Generational
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Join Victoria Knipp, Runner and RYT200, as she gets us ready for the 9th annual Love Your Library 5K! The eight week training program will begin on Tuesday, March 2nd. Weeks 1-4 will be virtual through the library's Facebook page where Victoria will ...

Love Your Library 5K

4:00pm - 11:45pm
Some Branches
Branches:
Ashland, Catlettsburg
Description:
The library will be closing early at 4p district wide for the Love Your Library 5K. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Love Your Library 5K

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Library Commons
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
9th Annual Love Your Library 5K  Run/ Walk  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DIY Memorial Day Craft- Kit Pick Up

9:00am - 4:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: First Floor Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Everyone loves a good craft! Let's celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day by creating some stars and stripes! Kits will be available starting Monday, May 3. How To Video will Post on Friday, May 7 at 1p.m. Adults only, one per person, while supp...

Memorial Day

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
Ashland, Catlettsburg
Description:
The library will be closed district wide for the Memorial Day Holiday.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime- Virtual

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
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 "Tweens" group.

N-B-Tween Club- Virtual

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Workshop