Shelby is a city in Richland County in the U.S. state of Ohio, northwest of the city of Mansfield. It is part of the Mansfield, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,317 as of the 2010 census. The city of Shelby has five parks which are operated and maintained by the city of Shelby Parks Department.
The sole library in the city of Shelby is Marvin Memorial Library , which was added to the National Register Of Historic Places on 10-13-1987. Marvin Library offers Story Time and summer reading programs for youth, a Teen Cafe for teenagers and the Adult Book Club for adults. Community meeting rooms and computer access are also offered through the library. Marvin Library is named for Dan Marvin, a veteran of the American Civil War. He participated in the battles of Shiloh & Stone River, and was severely wounded. He purchased a house on West Whitney Avenue for $6,500 and presented it to the city in the early 1900s. His generosity to the city was greatly appreciated and memorialized in the name of the library.