Ashland 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

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:
 “The Coal Tattoo” by Silas House  In World War II-era rural Kentucky, twenty-two-year-old Easter and Anneth, her teenaged sister, lose their parents young, so they must raise each other. Easter finds her life in the Pentecostal Holiness...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime - Ashland - Dr. Suess Day!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Wacky Wednesday! We will read some classic Dr. Seuss books and create some wacky crafts to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day! ...

Meeting Room Use - Ashland

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Purpose of Meeting
Kidney dialysis support group for anyone who may have to have or is on dialysis including their family/caregiver. ...

Meeting Room Use - Ashland

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ashland
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Purpose of Meeting
The purpose of this meeting will be to teach technology to senior citizens. This includes laptops, phones, tablets etc. and how to access things like email and internet browsers. I do intend to eventually do a more in depth monthly class if, of cours...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Weekend Wargaming! - Ashland

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Ashland
Registration
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
An Intro to miniature wargaming and hobbying. We will be painting and building  miniatures. Everyone is welcome! Registration is required, limited spots are available. Go online to thebookplace.org to the calendar of events, or you ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.