1024 College Avenue

Jackson, Kentucky 41339

606-666-5541

Serving Breathitt County since 1894

Thelma Gross

Circulation
Since 2015

Local children enjoy a visit with the bookmobile in the 1950s.

Misty Combs
Heritage Center, Programming and Circ.
Since 2003

A word from our Director

"We continue to support the mission of the Breathitt County Public Library in the belief that everyone can learn.  We believe that 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

Director
Since 2001
606-666-5541 
SBowling@BreathittCountyLibrary.com

Carissa Hatton

Part-Time Circulation
Since 2015

Sandy Napier

Circulation
Since 2017

Meet Our Team

Susan Pugh

Extended Services and Cataloging 
Since 2002

Local Children enjoy Bookmobile in 1990s

Our History


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.