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 "Children" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Central Park Bandstand
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Tom Sieling (Central Park Bandstand) Join us to sing and dance along with Tom Sieling! Tom performs fun, participatory songs that will have the entire audience up, movin’ and groovin’! ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.

Anime Manga Group - Member Meet Up!

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Central Park Bandstand
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Multi-Generational
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Member Meet-up! Join us from 6pm to 8pm in the Park for member introductions, Anime themed activities and a special announcement! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Central Park Bandstand
Age Group: Adults, Multi-Generational
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Tail of Some Chicken- Everyone loves Kentucky Fired Chicken! Join us as "Colonel Sanders" talks about how he got his start and his world-famous fried chicken! Bring a chair and plan for your 4th of July picnic!  ...

Closed - 4th Of July

All Day 7/4 - 7/5
Some Branches
Branches:
Ashland, Catlettsburg, Virtual Events
Description:
The Library will be closed district wide for the 4th of July on Sunday July 4 and Monday July 5. ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.

Anime Manga Group

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Multi-Generational
Program Type: Other
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Reading Garden
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Hedgehog Book Craft - Read connect and protect with BCPL as we demonstrate how to upcycle old books into something totally fun and new, mini hedgehogs!  ...