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

CLOSED Mon. Oct. 14 (Columbus Day)

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Take Route 21 to Lehigh Ave. We’re on the left, between the middle and elementary schools.

Activities for adults 

Protect Your Child From Online Predators

Tues. Oct. 22 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm

For Adults | Melanie Ulrich will present information about the #StampItOut initiative including an app for smartphones. A project of an Ontario County Task Force against online predators, the mission is to empower youth with awareness, support, and protection from being exploited. Ontario County sees 120 cases per month involving exploited children, and those are only the reported cases. Read more in the Daily Messenger or contact the library.

Sit ‘n’ Knit

Saturdays | 11:00 am – noon

For adults and older teens | Bring and work on your own fiber art project and enjoy the company of others while knitting, crocheting, working on hand embroidery and more. A great opportunity for beginners to ask questions and and advanced artisans to share their experiences. All skill levels are welcome! No registration needed.

Activities for kids and families

Make & Take Craft: Pumpkin Painting

Thurs. Oct. 24 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

All Ages | Visit the Library for a relaxing evening of creative expression. We’ll be painting and decorating pumpkins – all supplies provided! Join us and take home a piece of art. First come, first served. Registration strongly encouraged.

Saturday Stories

> at the Library <
Saturdays at 10:30 am

For ages 18 months+ with caregiver. At the Library. Stories, rhymes and fun. Siblings welcome too!

Afterschool Clubhouse

Tuesdays at 3:15 pm

For grades K-1. Music, crafts and activities. Send a dismissal form to the elementary school office. Home-schoolers welcome, too!

Midweek Movie

Wednesdays at 3:15 pm

For grades 2-5. Send a dismissal form to the elementary school office. Home-schoolers welcome, too! See the events calendar for weekly movie titles or sign up for our weekly email.

Weekday Stories

> at the Village Office <
Thursdays at 10:30 am

For ages 18 months+ with caregiver. At the Manchester Village office, 8 Clifton Street. Stories, rhymes and fun.


Nominate an RJ “Graduate of Distinction”

Nominations due Nov. 1, 2019

This program honors Red Jacket alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional lifetime achievement with significant contributions within their school, family, career, community or personal life; and shares those accomplishments with the community at large as inspiration for current and future students. Recipients will be publicly recognized and permanently honored at Red Jacket. Criteria are: 

  • A Manchester-Shortsville CSD graduate of at least 15 years
  • Educational achievements
  • Post-graduation achievements which include job-related achievements, professional honors and awards, professional affiliations, or publications
  • Civic or community involvement
  • High moral character
  • Other appropriate qualifications that merit consideration

Nomination forms can be found on the school website, in the school offices, and the Red Jacket Community Library


RJCL Board of Trustees

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 7 pm

(Date change due to holiday) The Board of Trustees normally meets the second Monday of each month at the library. Open to the public. Learn more

Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library

Tuesday, October 8,  2019 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Join the Friends in support of your Library. Everyone welcome.
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