Red Jacket Community Library

A public library serving the residents of the Manchester-Shortsville School District in New York.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS          Monday – Thursday …   3 pm – 9 pm
Friday …   3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday … 10 am – 5 pm

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COVID19 Closure Update

We’re working on plans to safely re-open our building. We are coordinating with Pioneer Library System and the school administration. We currently expect to be part of phase 4 of the New York Forward regional re-opening plan. Check back here for updates or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Read about our closure, services, and plans for re-opening

Our online services are always available. Find eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and eMagazines – or join us for a virtual event!

Due dates have been extended to June 30, 2020 for all items currently checked out. This date may be further extended. NO fines will be accrued or collected by any library in the Pioneer Library System during this emergency situation. The book drop is CLOSED.

While the building is closed, you can reach library staff by email or message us on facebook. Both are being checked daily.

By Executive order, the library budget vote and trustee election will be held by absentee ballot June 9. See notices below.

For reliable and up-to-date information and advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC, the New York State Department of Health and the Ontario County Department of Public Health.


2019 Annual Report

2019 marked our 21th anniversary as your public library.
With a 0% increase in the tax levy over the prior year, we provided materials and services valued at more than $460,000 from our joint-use facility with the school.

Find out how we calculated that value, and learn more about how we serve our community.

2020-2021 Proposed Budget

The Library budget vote and trustee election will be held by absentee ballot only this year, along with the Manchester-Shortsville Central School District vote. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters. Return your ballot in the prepaid envelope by June 9, 2020.

Three candidates are running for two seats on the Library Board of Trustees. Please vote for any two when you complete your ballot.

Activities for kids and families

Book Chat for Kids

For ages 5+ and their families | Stop in to chat about what you’re reading and learning right now, or just say hello!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 966 5563 3610
Password: 337901

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Christine

For ages 18 months+ | Please join Ms. Christine, Youth Services Librarian, for  stories, songs and fun on YouTube every Monday and Friday (videos uploaded and ready for viewing by 5:00 PM). Sign up for the newsletter or follow us on Facebook for the latest video links.


Activities for adults and teens

We’re using Zoom for videoconferencing for our virtual events. For information including video tutorials visit

History of the Red Jacket Community Library

Tuesday, May 26 | 7 pm

For adults and teens 12+ | Join Pat Ayres, one of the founders, to learn how our community established a unique community library within a shared facility in the school..

Join Zoom Meeting  | Meeting ID: 988 4909 1455 | Password: 811254

Quarantine Book Club

Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m.  ONLINE

For Adults | Join librarian Andrea Tillinghast as she talks about one book she’s been reading since the lockdown began. Whether it’s literary fiction, fantasy, crime fiction, history, biography, nonfiction, chick lit, a current bestseller or whatever, you are invited to talk about what you’re reading right now and tell us how you like it. Occasional guest appearances. I’d love to hear about what you’ve been reading. Log in to your Zoom account and join us.

Join Zoom Meeting  | Meeting ID: 648 846 303   | Password: 008252  | Dial in: +1 929 205 6099 US

Virtual Sit ‘n’ Knit – Pandemic Purling

Saturdays | 11:00 am – noon

For adults and teens 12+ | A group for all fiber artists, whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or any other kind of portable fiber art. Library Clerk Patsy Olszweski will host the program and help you figure out those pesky patterns. In this digital social setting, Patsy will talk about project ideas and provide assistance to interested knitters. You can also just join in, chat, or share your fiber creations. Log in to your Zoom account and join us.

Join Zoom Meeting  | Meeting ID: 923 0826 2628  | Password: 013800

RJCL Virtual Book Club on Zoom

Tuesday, June 23 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm

For Adults and older teens | Join a come-as-you-are virtual book chat on Zoom with librarian Andrea Tillinghast. Over the course of four months, March through June, we will talk about “othering” and belonging as we discuss four books. This month we will discuss The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood, winner of the Booker Prize. This powerful novel can be read on its own or as a companion to Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Log in to your Zoom account and join us.

Join Zoom Meeting |  Meeting ID: 933 2932 8537  | Password 755180


RJCL 2020-2021 Budget Information Session

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 7 pm

Join the trustees for an online budget information session. As required by the Governor’s Executive Order, the public will have the ability to view and listen to this meeting online, and the meeting shall be recorded and transcribed.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 951 4185 0541
Password: 711072
Dial in for audio only +1 253 215 8782

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 7 pm

This meeting is expected to be held online pending extension of Executive Order 202.1 (regarding emergency adjustments to the Open Meetings Law in response to the Covid-19 pandemic). The public will not be permitted in-person access to this meeting, and the meeting shall be held remotely via Zoom teleconference session. As required by the Governor’s Order, the public will have the ability to view and listen to such proceeding online, and the meeting shall be recorded and transcribed.

The link to join the meeting will be posted here.

The Board of Trustees normally meets the third Monday of each month at the library. Open to the public. Learn more