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Library To Host Diabetes Information Sessions

1 Nov , 2019  

The main branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will be holding two information sessions on the topic of diabetes, both during the month of November. According to the CDC, 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and only 12% know they have it. The Ohio Department of Health estimates that nearly 1 million people in the state have been diagnosed with diabetes, which is approximately 11% of the state’s population.  Read More

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Library Book Hacks

14 Sep , 2019  

The Mansfield-Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) system has so much to offer to area residents (did you know you can rent a blood pressure cuff from the library??), but the first word that most people associated with “library” is still “books”. We’ve assembled some great book hacks that you can use to make sure you’re getting the most from the local library. Read More

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Downtown Library Getting A New Front Door: For Cars, That Is

21 Jul , 2019  

In an announcement on its website, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library recently shared news of a change in the way that patrons access the building’s parking garage. Consistent with the original 1989 plan which was changed before construction, the Board of Trustees voted to move the entrance “around the corner,” as it were, placing it on Third Street. Preparation work has begun on the project. During construction, the parking garage will remain open. Read More

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Bricks And Books

18 Mar , 2019  

It has been said that books are like bricks in building an education; the more you read, the taller the structure becomes. In Mansfield, avid readers can enjoy both at the same time through the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s Brickyard Books program. Read More

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Movies At Main During March

3 Mar , 2019  

Free movies shown this month at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s Main Branch in downtown Mansfield feature several films which will provide escapes from late winter temperatures and doldrums. Other movies include at least two for young audiences, both being presented on Saturday afternoons. Movies at Main take place in the Community Room. Read More

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Main Library Re-Opens; See Video Of What’s New

22 Feb , 2019  

The Main Library on West Third Street in downtown Mansfield has re-opened after a week’s closure to update its main entrance and Circulation Area. New seating areas, new paint and carpets, and a new color scheme are featured. The work done is consistent with the Mansfield-Richland County Public Library’s 2018-2019 Strategic Plan. In that document, the strategic goal to Foster Customer Relationships included an emphasis on “creating welcoming spaces.” Read More

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Main Library To Close For One Week As Updates Continue

6 Feb , 2019  

It’s an old but still valid expression – “No pain, no gain.” Or, put another way, there are times in life when a bit of inconvenience can provide a pathway to bigger and better things. Such is the case next week at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s Main Library on West Third Street in downtown Mansfield. Read More

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Library Gets Online Makeover

4 Feb , 2019  

Since we have been publishing, we have highlighted several Richland County organizations, churches, and businesses that have updated their respective web presence. Recently, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library has joined that number. Read More

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Health Information Kiosks Installed At County Libraries

5 Jan , 2019  

Richland Public Health, through a grant provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, is providing internet-connected Health Information Kiosks at all Mansfield/Richland County Public Library locations. The kiosks have internet-enabled Apple iPads in them that are pre-loaded to connect to National Institute of Health (NIH) websites. Each app on the screen contains information that has been verified to contain evidence-based information to help improve access to important information. Read More

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January At Movies At Main Brings Suspense, Comedy, And A Bit Of Horror

26 Dec , 2018  

It's one of the best deals around. Each month, the Mansfield/Richland County Main Library in downtown Mansfield shows recently released movies at no charge. This coming month, the usual great line-up of Movies at Main shown at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s downtown Mansfield location includes a biopic about Neil Armstrong, the return of one of England's "greatest" undercover agents, and many more. Read More

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Main Library, Mad Science

22 Sep , 2018  

The popular “Mad Science” series, a staple at the Main Library of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library for over ten years, continues this fall with three exciting hands-on experiences. Join the Library’s team of mad scientists as they perform wacky experiments that will amaze and entertain. You may even have the opportunity to get involved in the action as you learn about scientific principles. Read More

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Virtual Printing Arrives In Mansfield Courtesy Of Your Friendly Public Library

4 Sep , 2018  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library continues to step into the future by offering its patrons new types of services, including those tied to advances in technology. The latest such advance comes with the MRCPL’s new MobilePrint Service™. With MobilePrint, you can use your personal computer, smartphone, or Wi-Fi or Internet connect mobile device to actually print to the Library’s printers from anywhere! Read More

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MRCPL Says Hello To Lynda

30 Aug , 2018  

It’s the newest database at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, and it’s an amazing one. The MRPCL now offers access to Lynda.com to its patrons via an online interface. Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Read More

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Library Continues Tech Upgrade With New Tool

7 Aug , 2018  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library recently took another step into the future with a bump up in technology. In a press release issued last week, Patron Point announced that the MRCPL has implemented its patron relationship management platform, also called Patron Point. Read More

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