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Temporary Hours (As of April 19)

Mon. – Thu.
Fri., Sat.

9 AM – 8 PM
9 AM – 5 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 Entrances
  • After-Hours Book Return
  • Computers, Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
  • Library of Things
  • Bike Rack
  • Seed Library
  • Study Rooms
  • Laptop Kiosk

Departments at Main

From the Director...

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!

Chris May
cmay@mrcpl.org

About Our Children's Department

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.

Patricia Brewster
pbrewster@mrcpl.org

Featured Books at Main: New Adult LGBTQ Books, June is Pride Month

Jun 21
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mad Science DIY Kits Mon. June 21-23, 10 Straw Challenge Grades K-12 This fun kit will include the supplies and directions you need to tackle the 10 Straw Challenge. Kits can be picked up at the Children's Dept. desk at the or Adult Reference desk at the Main Library, while supplies last.

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Jun 22
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our Bookmobile will be parked at this event! Stop by from 10-11:30 AM and browse our collection or return some books! Miss Beverly, The Music Lady-Children's Performer Tue. Jun. 22, 10:30 AM The Renaissance (back lot) Children of all ages The Music Lady shares a musical adventure through familiar childhood favorites and creates new musical memories. Never the same show twice as the audience will help guide us, everyone will help us sing the "Tale of Tails" this summer!  

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Jun 22
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Miss Beverly, The Music Lady-Children's Performer Tue. Jun. 22, 10:30 AM The Renaissance (back lot) Children of all ages The Music Lady shares a musical adventure through familiar childhood favorites and creates new musical memories. Never the same show twice as the audience will help guide us, everyone will help us sing the "Tale of Tails" this summer!  

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Jun 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us in person for this book discussion group. We will be discussing This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

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At MRCPL, we pride ourselves on being open to all, collaborative, visionary, imaginative, and customer-focused.