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Teen Resources

Things for teens to do and be a part of in the Mansfield/Richland County Area

Teens are you looking for resources in Mansfield area to either assist in your every day essentials or trying to find something fun to do or be a part of? The Library is the perfect place for your informational needs! This resource guide, or subject guide provides you with all that the library has to offer while also giving you a glimpse into what Mansfield has for Teens in the Richland County area. Everything from public websites on topics such as mental health, job sites, entertainment, education, youth organizations; to resources that the library has to provide you for your informational and entertainment needs. Check it out today! There is a lot going on in Mansfield and at your local library that you may not have realized.

Fun Things To Do

Renaissance Performing Arts – “The Renaissance Education Department strives to enhance the vibrancy of our community by providing quality arts experiences that engage and educate across generations.”
Phone: 419-522-2726 ext. 212 

Kingwood Center – “Kingwood Center Gardens develops and displays exemplary gardens on the former estate of Charles Kelley King for the pleasure and education of its constituents. Auxiliary activities and programs are offered to support and to accentuate the enjoyment and understanding of the gardens and horticulture.”

Mansfield YMCA – “Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.”

Youth Organizations

Community Action for Capable Youth – “CACY was founded in 1978 and is a nonprofit community coalition.”

Friendly House – “Directing programs toward the strengthening of family life and character building by providing recreational, educational, health and fitness, crime prevention, preschool and camping programs to our immediate neighborhood and our community as a whole, at a cost that everyone can afford.” Located at 380 North Mulberry Street, Mansfield, Ohio.

Love on a Mission – “Love on a Mission provides a safe place for LGBTQ+ youth in Central Ohio.”

NECIC – “Today North End Community Improvement Collaborative  is the leading engine of economic vitality, arts, and positive youth development and civic engagement within the city of Mansfield.”

Mansfield UMADAOP Outreach Center – “They empower youth through education, extra-curricular activities, abstinence, and clinical services to overcome barriers that impede reaching their goals.”


At The Library

Fun Stuff for Teens
We have monthly programs designed just for you! Anime club, baking programs, and more. Try making fake blood for a creepy Snap or bring a friend to board game night. Find something fun to do here! (Hint: teen events have a green tag)

Library of Things
Borrow a board game- an intriguing strategy game or a fun group game from our Library of Things collection. Take one home and host a fun game night with friends or family! Love to bake or want to try baking as your new hobby? Check out our huge cake pan selection!

Health & Help Resources

Ohio Suicide Prevention – “Compassionate professionals working every day to raise awareness and foster suicide prevention efforts across the state.” County Hotline: 419.522.4357 Crisis Hotline: 1.800.273.8255 Text ‘4HOPE’ to: 741-741

Richland Public Health – “The primary mission of Richland Public Health is to provide all people with quality public health services and programs.”

The Rehab Center – “Offering counseling, therapy, case management and many other services for those with Mental Health & or Crisis Needs for all ages.”

Richland New Hope – “Supporting children and adults with disabilities throughout their lifetime.”

Third Street Family Health Services – “They currently provide Medical, Dental, OB/GYN, Pediatric and Behavioral Health Services across our eight locations.”

Entertainment & Homework Resources

Hoopla – Watch movies, TV Shows and listen to music and audiobooks with Hoopla.

The Ohio Digital Library/Libby – Check out ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, and music with the Ohio Digital Library.

Explora for Teens – Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Learning Express Library– “Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success.” Take tutorials on the subjects you want to become stronger in and also work on resumes, cover letters, or college preparation assistance.

Academic Search Premier – Full text of more than 4,600 journals, including articles about computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Novelist Plus – Let NoveList help you find a good book to read, with expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Research and Learning Databases – Look up information for your homework. Anything from science, math, online encyclopedias, and so much more to assist you with your assignments. Find databases by subject by clicking on the topics to the left on our Research Databases page. 

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library subject guides are assembled by our reference team. Please contact the reference department if you would like more help with this subject at 419.521.3110.
Last updated 1/28/21

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