Red Jacket Community Library

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

HOURS | Monday – Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm | Friday: 4 pm – 7 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

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Browse and download eBooks, audio books and digital magazines

Come on in!

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

When you visit

We finished renovations in the Fall of 2020 and we’ve been patiently waiting to show off our new look.
Come in and see the new furniture, computer stations and carpet.

Questions? Call (585) 289-3559 or email

When you visit:

  • Face masks must be worn inside the library.
  • Please maintain social distancing.
  • Meeting rooms are available with LIMITED occupancy.
  • Public computer use is by appointment only.  Call (585) 289-3559 or email
  • We will continue to offer our popular curbside pickup service.
  • Please continue to use the outdoor book drop for all returns (including DVDs).
  • For everyone’s safety, please stay home if you are  not feeling well.


2021-2021 Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election

Public Information Session | Monday, April 26, 2021 | 7 pm

Online AND in person | The Board of Trustees and Library Director will answer questions about our proposed budget for 2021-2022. The public may attend online by Zoom, or in person at the Library.
Join the Zoom Meeting  (Meeting ID 960 7229 4261, Passcode 459536,  audio only
253 215 8782)

Budget Vote | Monday, May 3 | 4 – 9 pm

In person OR by absentee ballot | We are pleased to have in-person voting at the library this year! Alternatively, voters may request an absentee ballot by or email or by calling (585) 289-3559  Learn more about the budget and how to vote.

More information

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

We’re Hiring

We’re seeking a full-time Library Assistant with a focus on Youth Services. Learn more.

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.

NEW Books and DVDs

We have more than a hundred new books and DVDs on our shelves! Come in and browse – no appointment necessary! We continue to offer curbside pickup, too. Give us a call at (585) 289-3559

Activities for adults and teens

We’re using Zoom for videoconferencing for our virtual events. For information including video tutorials visit

Gardening Series: 10 Easy Seeds to Sow in May

Monday, May 3  | 6 pm on Zoom

For adults and older teens | May is the month absolutely made for gardening!  With the days getting warmer and longer, now is the time to sow seeds that will bring delight in the dog days of summer. Join Petra Page-Mann to learn what seeds prefer to be sown in May for optimal performance.  Whether you are a seasoned gardener or new to horticultural escapades, attend and grow your knowledge. This is a live online session. Please register here to get the zoom link.


Third Wednesday of Each Month  | 7 pm on Zoom

For adults and older teens | Here is the schedule of great reads for 2021!

April 21 – One By One by Ruth Ware – A new thriller from the queen of the modern-day murder mystery. A brilliantly gripping thriller which finds a group of colleagues trapped by snow in their chalet in the French Alps, with deadly consequences. Contact the library for a copy of the book and then join us on Zoom  for a lively discussion. Meeting ID: 984 6036 4770 Passcode: 327449

Virtual Sit ‘n Knit

Saturdays  | 3 pm on Zoom

For adults and older teens | A group for all fiber artists, whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or any other kind of portable fiber art. Hosted by Library Clerk Patsy Olszweski. Check our Events Calendar for the Zoom meeting link.

Activities for kids and families

Visit the Virtual Children’s Area

Online when you are!

For all ages | Explore online activities and fun learning tools with Ms. Christine. New activities every month.

Terrific Tuesday Storytime on Facebook Live

Tuesdays | 10:30 am

For ages 18 months to 5 years | Join Ms. Christine for stories, songs and fun LIVE on the Library Facebook page. Videos will be recorded and will remain available for viewing at a later time.

Take & Make Craft: Bunny or Egg Wooden Hanging Decoration

Kits available for pickup through April 30 while supplies last

For ALL AGES | Celebrate the arrival of Spring by picking up a cute bunny or festive egg take-and-make craft kit. You just need to supply glue. Pick up during library hours or contact us to schedule a curbside pickup.

Saturday Stories on Zoom

Saturdays | 10:30 am

For ages 18 months to 5 years | Join Ms. Christine on Saturday mornings for stories, songs and fun! Click here to REGISTER and receive the Zoom meeting link and passcode, or email Ms.Christine at (Need help with Zoom? Start here.)


Family Book Chat

Saturday, May 15 | 11:30 am on Zoom

For all ages | Join us for a casual and fun book discussion. There is no “assigned” reading, you are welcome to talk about whatever you happen to be reading or listening to. Ms.Christine will talk about some of her favorite books as well. If you are busy and only have time to stop “in” and say hi, that is fine too. Registration required  with a valid email address to receive the Zoom meeting link and pass code.

Meetings & Announcements

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm

This meeting will take place remotely via video conference if allowed by New York State, otherwise it will be held in person at the library. The public is welcome to attend. Check back here for meeting links information or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

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, May 11, 2021 | 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!