Mansfield Reads! Was A Thriller!!

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TAYLOR STEVENS is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Informationist and The Innocent, both featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe. Her novels have received critical acclaim, have been published in twenty languages, and The Informationist has been optioned for film by James Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment. Raised in communes across the globe and denied an education beyond the sixth grade, Stevens broke free of the Children of God and now lives in Texas, where she is currently at work on the next Munroe adventure.



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The 11th Annual Mansfield Reads! Was a Thriller!


The Friends of the Mansfield Public Library ventured into new territory with the book chosen for the 11th annual  One City, One Book community reading event. Taylor Stevens’ The Informationist took us on a pulse-pounding quest with protagonist Vanessa Michael Munroe that left us wanting to know more. The thriller genre provided a very popular book and Ms. Stevens proved to be very popular as well. The Evening with the Author continues to be one of the most anticipated events in the city. The students from Savvy’s Bistro at Ben Barber Career and Technical Academy do an outstanding job providing delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts and the library is always filled to capacity. Click the Friends quick link on the left to view photos from the event.


The Friends wish to thank Ms. Stevens, our sponsors, the citizens and the City of Mansfield for a spectacular month!


APRIL 2015

Planning is already underway for April 2015. If you:

  • Have comments about this year's program or suggestions for next year,
  • Want to suggest a book or an author for future Mansfield Reads! programs,
  • Would like to volunteer and be a part of the exciting planning that goes into this event,
  • Want to become a sponsor of Mansfield Reads! or the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library,

Please email the Friends at

 Barnes and Noble Book Fair Code: 11343753

May 2nd -May 9th

A percentage of your entire purchase will benefit

your Library when you use the Book Fair Code



You've been Gnominated!

News Flash!!!
The friends of the Mansfield Public Library have won a National friends of Libraries Week Award from United for Libraries, ALTAFF, a division of ALA, for their "gnominating campaign" in October of 2012. You can visit the Friends Awards page to read about other awards the friends have won over the years, for their relentless efforts on behalf of the Mansfield Public library. Join the friends today and be a part of something special.

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We are planning a very exciting year . Come join us!

Next Meeting Date: May 13, 2014

New Meeting Time is 6:00 pm

(no meeting in July or August)

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Our Mission:

The Friends of the Mansfield Public Library is a group of volunteers who actively support the library and its mission through fundraising, promotion, and advocacy.

Joining the Friends is a great way to support your local library and to make a difference in your community.

To provide financial support for the library, the Friends operate an ongoing used book sale, which raises thousands of dollars each year.  The Friends also offer durable canvas book bags in two sizes, plastic book bags, electronic time-keeping bookmarks, and "Really Big Coloring Books" for sale in the library.  Check out our "Friends Store" page for more information on these items.  If you have used, recently published books, you can donate them to our used book sale and receive a tax deduction!  Just bring your used books to the circulation desk at the library. 

The Friends also put on the fantastic "Mansfield Reads!" program each year, in which a renowned author visits our city to discuss the particular book chosen for that year's program.  Different exciting events are scheduled each year to tie in with the book's theme.  A Friday night "Author Event" is scheduled in which the public is invited to meet the author face-to-face.  Previous Reads! authors include well-known, award-winning writers Robert Olen Butler, Paul Boller, Elmer Kelton, JA Jance, H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger, and Tim Madigan.  The Friends also hosts a "Mansfield Writes!" each fall in which a panel of popular local authors share writing tips with an audience of aspiring writers.  See our Mansfield Reads! and Mansfield Writes! pages for more details.


Mansfield Public Library Hours

Monday-10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Tuesday-10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday-10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday-10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Friday-10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Saturday-10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Sunday- Library Is CLOSED
For more information please visit the Library's website

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