Red Jacket Community Library

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

PICK-UP SERVICE STARTS JULY 7 – CLICK FOR DETAILS

Tuesday & Thursday …   3 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday & Friday …   10 am – 2 pm
Saturday … 10 am – 2 pm

OUR BUILDING IS CLOSED
Check out our online services
Staff is off July 3 & 4  – Happy Independence Day!
Curbside pickup starts July 7

Find books, eBooks, audio books and magazines

Search the catalog

Find a book
Currently you can request RJCL-owned items only

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Browse and download eBooks, audio books and digital magazines

Pick up items

Curbside (foyer) pickup starts July 7. Take Route 21 to Lehigh Ave. We’re on the left, between the middle and elementary schools.

COVID-19 Reopening

The book drop is open.
You can now place a hold on items from the RJCL collection only (no inter-library loans yet).
Tuesday, July 7 – “Curbside” (foyer) pickup service begins for items you ordered.
Dates are subject to change. Check back here for updates or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Click for details about COVID-19 re-opening

Order items – from the RJCL collection only. Browse the catalog and place holds online. OR call (585) 289-3559 Tuesday & Thursday noon – 7 pm // Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 5 pm // Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. OR email your order to rjcirc@pls-net.org.

Foyer pickup service begins Tuesday, July 7. We’ll call you to let you know when the materials you ordered are ready. Pick up times are by appointment only. We’ll place your items in a drawstring bag labeled with your LAST NAME. The bags will be placed in Library foyer, inside the first set of double doors. Wear a mask when entering the foyer. The entire process will be contactless.

Our book drop is open. Items you place in the book drop will remain on your account while we quarantine them for 72 hours before we check them in. Fines will not accrue during the quarantine period. Due dates remain Sept. 30 for items checked out prior to the COVID-19 closing.

Our online services are always available. Visit our Digital Library where you can find eBooks and audiobooks from OWWL2go and Tumble Books.

The Virtual summer reading program started Monday, June 22 for children, teens and adults. It’s never too late to join in. See details in our “events” section below.

Reopening plan – The RJCL Board of Trustees has approved a reopening plan and related policies (see section 410). We have secured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are training staff on new procedures, and preparing our building for reopening.

All dates are subject to change. The health of library staff and patrons is our top priority. The staff and trustees of the RJCL thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate this situation. We look forward to resuming modified services in our community in a manner that is safe to all.

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.

Activities for kids and families

Virtual Summer Reading for Kids and Families

ALL AGES | Our Virtual Summer Reading program begins Monday, June 22 using the READsquared online platform. You can keep up your reading log, get book suggestions, and complete missions by solving puzzles and completing challenges to earn badges. Visit our READsquared site to get started or click here for more information and help.  Happy reading!

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 zoom.us.

Virtual Summer Reading for Teens and Adults

 Our Virtual Summer Reading program begins Monday, June 22 using the READsquared online platform. You can keep up your reading log, get book suggestions, and complete missions by solving puzzles and completing challenges to earn badges. Visit our READsquared site to get started or click here for more information and help.  Happy reading!

Summer Gardening Series with Petra Page Mann from Fruition Seeds

Friday, July 10 and Friday, August 14 | 3:00 pm

July 10: Seven Easy Seeds to Succession Sow. Would you love to harvest fresh salad through Thanksgiving? Fresh pesto all the way to frost? Here are the seeds and simple strategies to surround yourself with impressive abundance all season long.

August 14: Sowing Autumn Abundance in August. Plant in late summer to enjoy the sweetest fall peas and to have enough spinach to enjoy through the spring! Here are the easiest seeds to sow to surround yourself with abundance for seasons to come, plus the common mistakes people make so you sow with confidence.

Naples native Petra Page Mann is a life-long gardener and co-founder of Fruition Seeds. Theses classes are offered cooperatively thanks to outreach by Wood Library, sharing of the Zoom platform by Macedon Public Library, and funding provided by all participating libraries including Red Jacket Community Library.

Registration required. Complete this form to register.

RJCL Virtual Book Club on Zoom

Tuesday, July 21 | 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 we will talk about “othering” and belonging. July’s selection is “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. 

Get a copy of the book at at owwl.overdrive.com or email redjacketlibrarydirector@owwl.org.

Join Zoom Meeting |  Meeting ID: 952 5964 0591 | Password 450994

Notices

2020-2021 Budget Passes

We are extremely grateful to our community for approving our 2020-2021 budget with a $4,877 tax levy increase. With 8654 ballots cast, the vote was 574 (66%) in favor and 291 (33%) opposed. We are committed now more than ever to fulfill our mission to you: To provide resources, materials, technologies and educational opportunities during these uncertain times. We appreciate your support.

 

Help Wanted: Part-Time Cleaner

Maintain a cleaning schedule to include restroom cleaning, garbage removal, vacuuming, and thorough cleaning of high-touch areas throughout the Library. Approximately 10 hours per week or less. Starts July 6 – 31, depending upon progress of reopening plans. Email the Library Director to apply. Include your phone number and your experience in cleaning an organization, institution or public area.

 

Meetings

RJCL Board of Trustees – Annual Meeting

Monday, July 20, 2020 | 7 pm

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED. Depending on the status of the Library’s reopening and the Governor’s Executive Order 202.34 extending emergency adjustments to the Open Meetings Law in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting may be held remotely by teleconference. If held by teleconference, the public will not be permitted in-person access to this meeting. 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.

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, July 20, 2020 | 7:30 pm

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED. Depending on the status of the Library’s reopening and the Governor’s Executive Order 202.34 extending emergency adjustments to the Open Meetings Law in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting may be held remotely by teleconference. If held by teleconference, the public will not be permitted in-person access to this meeting. 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 Board of Trustees normally meets the third Monday of each month at the library. Open to the public. Learn more