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

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Come in to the Library and sign up for your very own library card! Already have one? Come in and see what’s new, and bring along a friend who needs a card.

Signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Your library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: access to resources and services that help people pursue their passions, and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

Activities for adults 

Scholastic Book Fair

Thurs. Sept. 26 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Scholastic Book Fair is a fundraiser for the Red Jacket School Library. Buy some books & help your community by helping your school library. Because of our shared facility, families can check out books owned by the school library whenever your community Library is open!

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

Story Time Resumes

Saturdays at the Library  | 10:30 – 11 am

Thursdays at the Manchester Village Office | 10:30 – 11 am 

For preschoolers  | You asked, we listened: now you can choose from Saturdays at the Library, or Thursdays at the Manchester Village Office (same building as the fire hall), 8 Clifton Street. Or both! 

Saturday Stories

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.

Weekday Stories

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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