Breathitt County Public Library 


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Welcome to the online home of the

Breathitt County Public Library.      Have a look around, find out what's happening at the Library, find a book or even find yourself! Click the link below to learn more about our wonderful home on the web!

How to use our site!

Welcome to

Have you seen Dewey?

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.

The Breathitt County Public Library is a bit more festive this year. Santa has sent a scout elf to keep watch for naughty and nice children while they are here!

Dewey "Decimal" Elf has arrived and is stirring up all kinds of mischief. Click the button below to see what Dewey has been up too.

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

New Breathitt Book availible

The A.P. History Class at Breathitt High School and the Heritage Center of the Breathitt County Public Library is pleased to announce the release of the update of click the link below for more info on

In The Land Of Breathitt: The Feud Country.

News flash: Library Updates

Loud noises mean big changes for the Breathitt County Public Library
This year, the Library started much needed updates, including new front doors, repairing the roof, new Annex access, replacing damaged windows, and updating the entire front foyer and front lobby area. 

Our lobby and front foyer are currently undergoing a complete overhaul, from the ground up.

Please excuse our mess as we work to make your library experience even better!

Click the photo above for more information on our remodel.
|Please Note| The Library will be closed the following dates in celebration
of Christmas and New Year's.
December: 22nd, 24th, 25th, 31st     January: 1st.

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