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remembering the frozen flood

Native american artifacts 

Our Mission

 The Mike and Bettye Rose

Native American Collection 

now in collection at the 

Breathitt County Public Libraryfeaturing hundreds of arrow heads, spear points fish hooks, and ceremonial artifacts including a very

rare Coptic pot. 



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.

We recently remembered, quite possibly, the worst storm in Kentucky's history, the 1939 Frozen Flood. This July marks the 75th anniversary of this terrible event and on June 28th the Library held a special "get-together" to remember and learn about the Frozen Flood with author Gary B. Agee.

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.

 Summer Operating Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
 Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Stephen D. Bowling


Since 2001

Renee Brainard


Since 2013

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 Now 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


Want to visit the Library? Or find us on Facebook? Clicks the link below for a map view and how to get to the 

Breathitt County Public Library.

Breathitt County Public Library on the Map!

Breathitt County Public Library on Facebook!

Goodbye August, Hello Authors and Programing!

As August drew to an end, the library played host to a very special event. Author and Breathitt Coutian 

Jerry "Buck" Deaton shared stories from his new book as well as memories from the County he still calls home. His newest book "Kentucky Boy: My Life in Twenty Words" is a recollection of Bucky's life growing up in 

Breathitt County, these memories were shared among family and friends on August 26th.

The Library is planning a second book signing with another local author, please stay tuned for the latest information. 

Programing returns this Friday! Toddler's group returns to its regular schedule (Every Friday @ 11:30 a.m.) Friday September 5th. Click here to be directed to our programing page for more information.