Travis Combs

Media Specialist and Circ.

Since 2011

1894 - Free public library services in Breathitt County with the Kentucky Federation of Women's Club effort known as the Traveling Library project which sent book boxes to places in Kentucky.

1930 - February 5- Breathitt County Library purchased the old Hargis Commercial Bank Building on Main Street

1967 -Voters overwhelmingly approved the creation of the Breathitt County Public Library Taxing District.

1972 - The Library purchases the Red Reynolds' Ford Dealership and moves to College Avenue

2004 -The Breathitt County Public Library begin the planning of a future building project.

2012 - The Breathitt County Public Library Board purchases the College Avenue Building of Hazard Community and Technical College. This is now known the Library Annex building 

Susan Pugh

Extended Services 

Since 2002

Breathitt County Public Library 

Board of Trustees

"We continue to support the mission of the Breathitt County Public Library in the belief that everyone can learn and everyone must have access to information in order to make our community a better place for not only ourselves, but more importantly our kids and grandkids."

Stephen D. Bowling


Since 2001


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Carissa Hatton

Part-Time Circulation 

Since 2015

Meet Our Team

Our History 

Thelma Gross


Since 2015

Misty Combs

Cataloging and Circulation

Since 2003

A word from the Director

Sandy Napier


Since 2017