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Breathitt County Public Library.      Have a look around, find out what's happening at the Library, find a book or even find yourself!

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Welcome to

Family Game Nights

The Library supports reading 

Our Mission

The Library visits monthly local elementary schools to promote reading with Preschool and Kindergarten classes. During our visits Library Staff members read to students and coordinate crafts that help develop fine motor skills.

Click below for a schedule of our school visits and our event Calendar!


To serve the informational and educational needs of the citizens of Breathitt County through the acquisition and maintenance of quality materials, programs, and other services in a manner commensurate with responsible fiscal governance.

Family Game Nights a huge success! With over thirty participants in attendance the packed house was all smiles and laughter abounded! Won't you join us in May? 

Why join us @ Family Game Nights? 

It's quality time for you and your family to play together and make new friends.

Plus, it's a great learning tool for youngsters. 

Meet Our Team

Library Links

Accelerated Reader- Book finder for the school-based testing system.

Reading Counts- Book finder for the Library's Summer Reading testing system.

FactHound- A "safe search" site for your family with fun, education based media. 

E-Books- Kentucky Libraries Unbound, this is the e-book software used by the Library.

YouTube- Follow the Library for the newest videos featuring happenings at the BCPL.

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Stephen D. Bowling


Since 2001

Abby Hays

Part Time Circulation

Since 2014

Susan Pugh

Extended Services

Since 2002

Janie Oliver 

Heritage Center & 


Since 2011

Travis Combs

Media Specialist &


Since 2011

Misty Combs

Cataloging & Circulation

Since 2002

Breathitt Book STill availible

The Heritage Center of the Breathitt County Public Library is pleased to announce that a few copies of the recently published update to In The Land Of Breathitt: The Feud Country are still available.  

News flash: Library Updates

Old man winter not kind to the Breathitt County Public Library
With the warming temperature and nearly 20 inches of melting snow and ice the Library has found itself soggy. Due to the amount of snow and ice the drainage system clogged, with 8 or more inches of solid ice, this combined high wind from the winter storm forced snow and ice under the shingles of the BCPL which sadly found its way into the building. Destroying the Early Readers area as well as nearly 200 books. 

The images below are of the damage.

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