Red Jacket Community Library

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

HOURS Tues & Wed 11am-8pm | Thurs & Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 10am-2pm | Sun & Mon closed

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Find a book | Place a hold online. This includes the entire collection of the OWWL Library System

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Browse and download eBooks, audio books and digital magazines from OWWL and beyond!

Stop in and browse

Visit us at our new location, 89 South Main Street, Manchester


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Spring Break at the Library  April 4-8. See the events calendar details.

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History Hike April 14. See the events calendar or stop in to register.

New books

Check out our new titles for children, young adults, and adults; fiction and non-fiction, plus large print! Stop in to browse.

Programs for Kids & Families

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Family Story Time – in Farmington

Thursdays | 10:00 am
At the Lyons National Bank Community Room
1423 Hathaway Drive (near the Route 332 – Route 41 intersection),  Farmington

FOR FAMILIES | This story time is best suited for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome. Miss Meghan from the Red Jacket Community Library and Miss Krystina from the Victor Farmington Library will alternate in leading the program each week.  Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Registration is not required.

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Sensory Play Time

Fridays | 10:30 – 11:30 am
At the Library

FOR TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS | Children and their caregivers will be able to engage in sensory activities, messy art projects and more! Please dress your child in messy clothes and plan to supervise your child closely during this program. Registration required. See the events calendar for dates and register online,  or stop in, or give us a call.

Kids Club

First and Third Wednesdays |  4-5 pm
At the Library

FOR GRADES K-5 | Join us for crafts, STEM activities, board games, books and more. The first Wednesday of the month is an arts and crafts project, and the third Wednesday of the month is a STEM project.  Registration required. Stop in to register or register online using the events calendar .

Programs for Adults

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Adult Stitch Club

Every other Thursday – see calendar | 10:30 am
At the Library

FOR ADULTS | Bring whatever project you’re working on and sit in our cozy library to enjoy good company while you work! Stitching, beading, embroidery, weaving and other needle crafts. Every other Thursday. 

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Some Thursdays – see calendar | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
At the Shortsville Fire Hall

FOR ADULTS ONLY | Free. Bring your lucky charms and join us for a few rounds of Bingo.


Book Clubs

FOR ADULTS | New members welcome, even if you haven’t read the book! Check the events calendar for the monthly book selections and stop in to pick up your copy. Please register so we can plan for seating.

First Draught Book Club | Second Wednesdays  | 6-7 pm
At Reinvention Brewing Company in Manchester
Lively book discussion over a local brew. Join us! 

Theme Book Club | Third Tuesdays |12 pm
At the Manchester Village Hall
Check the events calendar for monthly themes and book selections. Register online or in person when you stop in to pick up your copy at the library.

Programs for Teens

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Animanga Club

One Friday per month – see calendar | 3-4 pm
At the Library

FOR GRADES 6-12 | Watch anime, chat about manga, and enjoy some snacks while working on a craft. Please register

Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesdays and Saturdays – see the calendar 
At the Library

GRADES 4-8 and GRADES 9-12 (two different groups) |  Newcomers welcome! Please register.


Meetings & Announcements

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, April 17, 2023 | 7 pm
At the Library

The Board of Trustees normally meets the third Monday of each month at the library. Meetings are open to the public. (Note, the library is open only for the meeting that evening.) Please refer to our public comment policy. The agenda and documents to be discussed in the open meeting are available at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Email the trustees to request the documents.

Learn more about the RJCL Board of Trustees.

RJCL Board of Trustees – Committee Meetings

See the event calendar. Committee meetings are open to the public. (Note, the library is open only for the meeting on Mondays.) Please refer to our public comment policy.

Friends of the RJCL

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 6:45 pm
At the Library

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Not a member yet? No problem! You can become a member at the meeting. Membership starts at just $2.50 (student) or $5 (individual).

Friends meetings are usually the Second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.  Learn more or join the Friends!

The Community (Public) Library and the School District

The Red Jacket Community Library has been grateful and proud to share the joint-use facility in the school building, providing public library services to all residents. This symbiotic relationship provided an affordable option for creating a public library, and has served our community fairly well for more than 20 years.

We find that the new agreement offered by the school district in 2022 will not allow the RJCL to sustainably meet the needs of the community we are chartered to serve. We reached the difficult decision to move to a new location.

We are excited by the new possibilities for new hours, services and programs as we enter our next phase of service to the community as your public library! Thank you for your patience and support.

For background information on our decision, see the Community Library Q&A  and our Long Range Plan as well as the 2021 Annual Report to the Community. and the 2022-23 budget approved by voters in May.