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: 9 am to 7 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 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 "Tweens" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Workshop
Event Details:
DIY Snowglobes : Learn how to create a snow globe out of materials found around the house. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime- Penguins Brrrrr! - Virtual

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Penguins Brrrrr! Learn some tips and tricks from the penguins about dealing with the snow and cold weather! ...
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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
One of the classic tradions of the season! Celebrate with us while making your own. Pick up your supply kit at the main branch starting Monday, December 7th and create your own candy-filled Gingerbread Hose! The how-to video will post at 1p on Friday...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime- Let It Snow! -Virtual

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Let it Snow!  Who is ready for Winter? Join us as we prepare for the winter season with some fun books,crafts and songs!  ...
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.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
A Library Christmas: Let's get in the Christmas spirit with some classic Christmas stories and we'll show you how to make your very own ornaments!  ...