Red Jacket Community Library

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

Monday through Thursday 4 – 9 pm | Friday 4 – 7 pm | Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

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Come on in!

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

We currently require everyone to wear a mask inside the library, regardless of vaccination.

Seeking Community Input – Please Help!

Join a Focus Group

We are holding focus groups for more detailed discussions about the future of the library. What is important to YOU? Facility, location, hours, programs, services, something else? Each session lasts one hour.

  • Thursday, September 23 |  4-5 pm  and 6-7 pm
  • Monday, October 4   |  4-5 pm  and  6-7 pm
  • Thursday, October 7  |  4-5 pm  and  6-7 pm

Got an hour? Please join us!

Take a Short Survey

As a public library serving the residents of the Manchester-Shortsville School District, we provide services and materials for all ages. We have been located in the school library facility since 1998. The school district has provided notice that it is terminating our joint-use agreement effective Sept. 2022. We hope to work with the school district to put a new agreement in place and remain in this shared facility.

Meanwhile we are seeking community input about what you want and need from your public library. Got a minute? Take a survey.

Activities for Adults

Crafts & Coffee with April’s Upcycled Glass Art

Saturdays starting September 25 | 2-4 pm

For Adults and older teens | Paint your own sunflower wine glass with April from April’s Upcycled Glass Art. The cost includes everything you need to make your very own custom sunflower wine glass. Free coffee and tea. This program is once a month. Each class will provide new crafts and things to learn and create. $15/person, pay the instructor when you arrive.  Space is limited; please register for the September 25 class now by calling (585) 289-3559 or reserve your space online.

First Draught Book Club

Wednesday, Oct. 13  | 6-7 pm
At Reinvention Brewing Company in Manchester

For adults | We’re forming a new RJCL book club. We will meet monthly, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Join us October 13 for a meet & greet where we will discuss the books we’ve been reading and make a plan for our next month’s book discussion.

For Teens, Kids and Families

Teen Crafting (knit, crochet and more)

Tuesdays  | 4 – 5 pm

For Grades 4 and up | Come learn to knit or crochet, or share what you are working on. Beginners welcome, no experience needed! Please contact us if you have questions and for a list of basic supplies you may need. Remember masks are required in the library.

Dungeons & Dragons

First Saturday of the Month | 1-3 pm

For Grades 5-12 | Learn the basics and play Dungeons & Dragons at the library! No experience needed. We’ll provide the dice. We will meet the first Saturday of each month. Registration required, call 585-289-3559 or register online: https://owwl.libcal.com/event/8325034

Terrific Tuesday Virtual Story Time

Tuesdays on Facebook Live | 10:30 am

For Preschoolers | Join Ms. Jordan for stories, songs and fun every Tuesday morning on Facebook Live. Videos will be recorded and will remain available for viewing at a later time. For children ages 18 months to 5 years and their families.

Murder Mystery – Take & Solve Kit

Kits available through the month of September

For Adults and older teens | Come in and get your Murder Mystery Kit. Take it home and try to solve the mystery. This month’s Mystery takes place on the Titanic. The kits are available at the circulation desk. 

Go fish!

Stop in to borrow a fishing pole from the Library any time during our open hours.

Meetings & Announcements

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 7 pm

The public is welcome to attend. Please refer to our public comment policy

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

Friends of the RJCL  – Regular Meeting

Tuesday, October 12 | 7:00 pm

This meeting will take place remotely via video conference. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. You can find the meeting link on our events calendar.

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

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

Bring in your children ages 5 and up to get their own library card. Encourage your friends and neighbors to come in and get a library card, too. Your library card gives you access to our entire local collection (including items owned by your school), electronic media (ebooks and audiobooks), and a vast collection of books owned by 41 other libraries in the Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston county (owwl) system.

2021-2021 Library Budget Passes – Thank You!

The community approved the 2021-2022 budget and re-elected Kim Sutter to the Board of Trustees.

The budget of $243,079 is a 4.75% increase ($11,005). The tax levy is a 4.39% increase ($10,000). For most households, the increase should be less than $10 a year. Major new expenses were cleaning ($5,000), automation contracts allowing us to access data required by state law regarding public use of school library materials, as this information is no longer provided to us by the school ($5,000), and anticipated legal fees as we negotiate a new agreement with the school district for shared use of the facility ($10,000). These increases were primarily offset by a plan to increase donations ($5,000) and reduce staffing expenses ($5,000). See the budget details and contact the director or the board of trustees if you have questions.

Want to know more about our value to the community? View past years’ budgets and annual reports here.

Everyone Reads Free

Red Jacket Community Library no longer charges overdue fines for print materials and media checked out at the Red Jacket Community Library. Learn more.