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Main Library

43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902



Hours

Current Library and Curbside Service Hours (as of June 22):

Mon. - Thu.   10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM

About this Location

In 1890 Miss Martha Mercer became head librarian of the Memorial Library, which was then housed in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building. Miss Mercer traveled to New York and met with James Bertram, Andrew Carnegie’s secretary and in 1903 Carnegie awarded a grant for $35,000 for the construction of a new library in Mansfield. In January of 1905 the site of the Grace Episcopal Church on West Third Street was chosen and Vernon Redding, of Mansfield was chosen as architect for the new building. The new library was dedicated on December 19, 1908, and additions were added in 1951 and 1989.

Facilities

  • Accessible Entrance(s)
  • After-hours book return
  • Bike rack
  • Computers, printing and scanning
  • Parking garage/lots
  • Learning Lab
  • Meeting rooms
  • Seed library
  • Library of Things
  • Teen Zone
  • Study rooms
  • Free WiFi

From the Director

Chris May

Chris May
Director
419-521-3124
cmay@mrcpl.org


Discover our Main Library, nestled in the heart of downtown Mansfield.  Our central location offers a wide selection of materials, public computers, meeting spaces, programming, and more for the whole family.

Our helpful staff is able to assist you in everything from finding a great read to working on your resume. Come see us.  We are open to all!

About Our Children's Department

Patricia Brewster

Patricia Brewster
419-521-3131
pbrewster@mrcpl.org


The children's department of the Main library provides a wide range of materials, activities, and learning opportunities for children. Materials are available for babies through pre-teens in a variety of formats. We also offer services and resources for teachers and homeschoolers. Activities include story times, family events, after-school activities, and our Summer Library Program. Families can experience technology, explore imaginative play, and discover a love of reading.

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Upcoming Programs


StoryWalk at Gorman Nature Center

July 17, 2020

Event for families with children

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StoryWalk at Gorman Nature Center

July 18, 2020

Event for families with children

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Brickyard Books

July 21, 2020

Book club

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Trivia Night at the Phoenix - Phoenix Brewing Company

July 21, 2020

Grab your friends and join us for trivia at the Phoenix Brewing Company!

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Jobseeker's Update

July 29, 2020

Join Workforce Development Coordinator Steve Russell for the first in a series of regular video updates for jobseekers. Steve will bring you up to date on local resources, featured job opportunities, resume tips, and more.

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Imagine Your Story-August Reading Challenge

August 3, 2020

We are having a reading challenge!

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Resources and fun for teens, families, and educators.


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Main Library

43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 521-3100

Open Hours

Temporary Main Library Hours:
Mon-Thur: 10 AM-6 PM
Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM-2 PM

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