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Teen Resources Subject Guide

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.”

Ocie Hill“A city recreation center operated by the City of Mansfield's Parks and Recreation Department. Ocie Hill offers activities including basketball, karate, volleyball, soccer, wrestling and a game room.”


Foundation Academy - "Foundation Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school serving kindergarten through middle school students (grades K-8). We offer a well-rounded education including Art, PE, Spanish, STEM, and extra-curricular sports and clubs."

Richland Academy of the Arts " For the last 29 years Richland Academy has proudly served the artistic needs of Richland and surrounding counties. We understand the importance of providing students of all ages with an opportunity to explore the arts whether your interest is visual art, music, theatre, or dance."

Mansfield City Schools - “The Mansfield City School District is committed to providing its students with a full continuum of instructional opportunities for every child.”

Mansfield Christian School - "Founded in 1961, Mansfield Christian School (MCS) is Richland County's leader in Christian Education offering a challenging college preparatory PreK to 12th grade academic program."

St. Peter’s High School - By focusing on respect for one another, we foster an attitude of caring and concern for others regardless of cultural or religious background or special needs.


Ohio Means Jobs Richland County

Richland County Job and Family Services

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.”

Local Services 

Richland County Children Services - “To lead our community in assuring the safety, well-being and permanency of children at risk of abuse and neglect.”

Richland County Juvenile Court

Richland County Mental Health and Recover Board

United Way of Richland County
“United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person, in every community.”

Library Resources

Cloud Library - Get popular titles fast with the Cloud Library.

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

Ohio Digital Library - 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.

MRCPL Databases A-Z - Look up information for your homework. Anything from Science, Math, Online Encyclopedias, and so much more to assist you on assignments. 

Engage With Us  

Library of Things - NEW! Board Games - We have recently added board games to our ever growing collection of nontraditional items available for checkout at MRCPL. Borrow an intriguing strategy game or a fun group game to play with family and friends this holiday season!

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons -Adults/teens Tue. Jan 12, 4-7 PM
Do you like Dungeons & Dragons? Are you looking for another game to join? This group will be playing through the Storm King’s Thunder campaign simultaneously. Space is limited. Register online on our event calendar.

LED Throwie- Pick Up Begins Mon. Jan. 4 Grades 4-12/all locations
This fun DIY kit will include all the supplies and directions you need for making your own LED throwie at home. While supplies last.

Sushi Anyone? Bookmark Kit - Pick Up Begins Mon. Jan. 18 Grades 4-12/all locations. Stop by the library and pick up a Pom-Pom Sushi Bookmark craft kit to make at home. While supplies last.

January Cubees - Teens, grades 4-12/all locations Stop in all month to pick up a Stripe or Stay Puft to make and add to your 3D collection.

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.

This guide is maintained by Gretchen

Last updated 12/31/2020

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