Berea

Berea branch location exterior

Location Details

Address:
Madison County Public Library
319 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40403

Directions:
Google Maps

Jon Reynolds 
Branch Services Manager

Christina Cornelison
Director

Phone:
(859) 986-7112

Fax:
(859) 986-7208

Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9AM-8PM

Friday - Saturday: 9AM-6PM
Sunday: 1PM-5PM

MCPL’s Berea location features a reading area with a scenic nature view, a fireplace, outdoor reading garden, Friends Book Sale room, meeting room, and community room with a full kitchen.

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Berea" group.

Open Studio

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Berea
Library Branch: Berea
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How To, Music, Technology Classes, Workshop

Open Studio

The Joan Kleine Creative Studio is open for everyone! Whether you're working with our equipment, bringing in your own projects, or just want to see what's happening at the studio, drop on by for our open hours!

The Creative Studio features:

  • Recording booth & sound studio
  • 3D printers
  • Cricut Maker
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sewing machine
  • Art supplies
  • And much more!
This event is in the "Berea" group.

Read and Play

10:00am - 11:00am
Berea
Library Branch: Berea
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

This is a program for children ages 0-5.  We love learning different types of literacy through reading, music, movement, and play. This program lasts 45 minutes to an hour and we could get messy so please dress appropriately!

This event is in the "Berea" group.

Lego Club+

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Berea
Library Branch: Berea
Room: Fireplace Area
Age Group: Elementary, Teens
Program Type: Entertainment

LEGO Club

LEGO Club is a program for kids of all ages. We supply the LEGOs, you bring the creativity. Kids may make whatever time and imagination allows. Each week we display the LEGO creations inside one of our display cases. After-school snacks will be provided.

This event is in the "Berea" group.

Open Studio

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Berea
Library Branch: Berea
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How To, Music, Technology Classes, Workshop

Open Studio

The Joan Kleine Creative Studio is open for everyone! Whether you're working with our equipment, bringing in your own projects, or just want to see what's happening at the studio, drop on by for our open hours!

The Creative Studio features:

  • Recording booth & sound studio
  • 3D printers
  • Cricut Maker
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sewing machine
  • Art supplies
  • And much more!
This event is in the "Berea" group.

Free Market Designated Drop Off

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Berea
Library Branch: Berea
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:

Drop off your donated materials for the FREE MARKET during this designated time. Since the Library can not store Free Market materials, this is the only time to bring your items in to donate to the market. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

For special assistance during a library program, please contact the library at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.

This event is in the "Berea" group.

Free Market

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Berea
Library Branch: Berea
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:

In-person FREE Markets are back!!! 

Bring items you no longer need, but someone else can use. Take things you find and can use. We never know just what will show up. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

For special assistance during a library program, please contact the library at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Berea Community Resources

Berea Community Preschool
Address:

2 Pirate Parkway
Berea, KY 40403
United States

Phone:
859-986-4065

Preschool educational and intervention services for children 3-4 years old. Enrolling year round for children meeting eligibility requirements. Some tuition spaces are also available.

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Berea Senior Citizen's Center
Address:

214 West Jefferson Street
Berea, KY 40403
United States

Phone:
(859) 986-8350

Connects seniors with a variety of community resources, such as housing, heating assistance , transportation, Medicare and other available programs. Provides on-site health and wellness classes.

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Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Address:

Richmond location
680 Eastern Bypass
Richmond, KY 40475
United States

Phone:
Berea location: 859-985-9816; Richmond location: 859-623-7173

Berea location:
112 Prince Royal Dr 
Berea, KY  40403 

Helps job seekers who need help getting a foot in the door with employers or who may need a second chance to participate in the workforce due to criminal backgrounds, language barriers, limited education, lack of transportation, and chronic poverty.

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Madison County Health Department
Address:

Richmond office
216 Boggs Lane Richmond, KY 40475
Richmond, KY 40475
United States

Phone:
Richmond: 859-623-7312; Berea: 859-986-1192

Berea office:
1001 Ace Drive
Berea, KY 40403

Clinic offering health services for children and adults. General services include immunizations, preventitive care, Freedom from Smoking classes, syringe exchanges, CARE, HANDS, and WIC programs.

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New Opportunity School for Women
Address:

204 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40403
United States

Phone:
859-985-7200

Offers a free, two-week educational residency to Appalachian women; focuses on self esteem and wellness, career and education, arts, culture and community.

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Office of Family Support
Address:

Richmond Office
304 Anna Hume Blvd
Richmond, KY 40403
United States

Phone:
1-855-306-8959

Berea Office:
204 Pauline Dr, Berea, KY  40403-0461

Local office offering assistance with food benefits, medical and welfare. 

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Saint Joseph Berea
Address:

305 Estill Street
Berea, KY 40403
United States

Phone:
859-986-3151

Hospital offering 24/7 emergency care, general surgery, primary care, women's care, sliding scale dental care, and a Senior Renewal Center.  

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The Prep Academy
Address:

Richmond:
301 Bellevue Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
United States

Phone:
Richmond: 859-623-8546; Berea: 859-756-3091

In Berea:
214 West Jefferson Street 
Berea, KY 40404

Head Start for children 3-5 years old, offered to families who meet eligibility requirements.

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