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Breathitt County Public Library 

Misty Combs

Cataloging & Circulation

Since 2002

Travis Combs

Media Specialist &


Since 2011

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Meet Our Team

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. 

Our Mission

Family Game Nights


The perfect book

News flash: Library Updates

Board minutes, agendas and Application now available

The Breathitt County Public Library is looking to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Trustees.

If you are interested in serving on our Board or if you are interested in more information on our Board

(Meetings, policies, etc.) please click the links below.

Susan Pugh

Extended Services

Since 2002

Abby Hays

Part-Time Circulation

Since 2014

Stephen D. Bowling


Since 2001

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!


The Library supports reading 

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

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.

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.

"Our Faces, Our Stories" - A new generation of recorded voices.
In February, we announced that the library was awarded 2015 StoryCorps @ Your Library grant. Being one of only 10 libraries to recieve this prestigous honor, the Breathitt County public Library is proud to participate in the program which allows us to preserve conversations that record our experiences while capturing our unique dialect.

If you have a story to tell, a memory you hold dear, or some information you believe needs to be preserved on any subject, we would love to hear your story.  The grant is looking for stories about coal and its impact on our lives and families, but conversations can center on any topic.  

"These aren't interveiwsthey're conversations. We welcome you to bring a friend or family member to share youecpirience with, it truly is a conversation. The short, laid-back nature of the StoryCorps conversation is unlike any oral-history we have on record, plus these conversations will go on to be recorded in our Library collection as well as partner Libraries across the nation, including the Library of Congress!​"

                                                                         -Travis Combs

Please contact Stephen Bowling or Travis Combs to reserve your timeslot.


Janie Oliver 

Heritage Center & 


Since 2011