Red Jacket Community Library

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

HOURS  Tues & Wed 11am-8pm | Thurs & Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 10am-2pm | Sun & Mon closed

Summertime Holiday Closures

Wednesday, June 19th

 Thursday, July 4th 

Saturday, August 31st 

Search the catalog

Search our holdings plus the entire collection of the OWWL Library System. Find print books, large print books, eBooks, audio books, CDs and DVDs, and more! Use your library card to place a hold (request the item) online.


Stop in and browse

Visit us at our new (temporary) location at 89 South Main Street, Manchester NY.


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Programs for Adults

1-on-1 Employment Assistance

First Tuesdays| Drop in any time between 11:15 am – 1 pm

FOR ADULTS | Amanda Bollinger from Ontario County Workforce Development will be here to offer one-on-one assistance. She can help you find a job, fill out job applications, work on your resume, prepare for an interview, etc. No appointment or registration necessary. Drop in!


RJCL Walking Club

Thursdays| 9:30 AM

 FOR ADULTS | We will meet in the RJCL parking lot. All ages welcome. We will walk the trail behind the Library. We kindly ask that you register ahead of time so we know to expect you. 

Adult Genealogy

First Wednesdays | 1 – 3 PM

Third Wednesdays | 6 – 7:45 PM

FOR ADULTS | Come join the fun of learning about your ancestors. Please bring a laptop if you have one! We kindly ask that you register ahead of time. Register online or give us a call.

Adult Craft Night

Tuesday, June 4th | 6 PM

FOR ADULTS | For our adult craft night this month, For this month’s adult craft night, we will be making terrariums. Please bring a jar from home for the terrarium, all other supplies will be provided. We kindly ask that those planning to attend this program to please register ahead of time.

Adult Watercolor Class

Tuesday, May 28th | 6:00 PM

FOR ADULTS | Local artist Deb Havert will teach you the basics of watercolor painting. Each month you will learn a different watercolor technique. This class is best suited for newbies/beginners. You must register in advance to attend this program. Space is limited. 

Card Making Club

First Wednesdays | 5 – 7 PM
At the Shortsville Presbyterian Church, 59 W. Main Street.

FOR ADULTS | Come make homemade greeting cards with us! All supplies included. Free; adults only. Registration is required.  Register online or give us a call.

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Coffee & Crafts

Saturdays|11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

FOR ADULTS | Bring any portable craft you have to work on in the company of other artists. Types of crafts include but are not limited to knitting, crocheting, latch hooking, embroidery, cross stitching, quilting, sewing, felting, drawing, painting, etc. Any skill level from beginner to expert is welcome and encouraged! Free coffee will be provided. No registration is required.

Book Clubs

FOR ADULTS | New members welcome, even if you haven’t read the book! Check the events calendar for the monthly book selections and stop in to pick up your copy. Please register.

First Draught Book Club – Second Wednesdays | 6:00 pm
At Reinvention Brewing Company in Manchester

Jan’s Theme Book Club – Third Tuesdays | 11:00 am
At the Library

Programs for Kids & Families

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Summer Kick Off Party

Saturday, June 29th | Drop in between 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES | Let’s kick off the Red Jacket Community Library 2024 Summer Reading Program. Drop in anytime between 10:30am-1:00pm for games, crafts and a scavenger hunt. Free popsicles will be provided.

Youth Empowerment Group

Second Wednesdays | 4 – 5 PM

FOR GRADES K-5 | Jena from Safe Harbors of The Finger Lakes will be at the Library on the second Wednesday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come learn social-emotional skills while participating in a wide range of fun activities, crafts, games and more! A snack will be provided. Registration is required.  Please register.

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Family Story Time

First Saturdays of the month| 10:15 AM
At the Library

Each month story time will have a different theme. We will read books and do a craft related to that theme. A snack will also be provided. For June our theme will be Gardens/Flowers. 

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Sensory Play Time

Friday June 7th & 14th | drop in between 10:00 – 11:30 am
At the Library

FOR TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS | Children and their caregivers can engage in sensory activities, messy art projects and more! Please dress your child in messy clothes and plan to supervise your child closely during this program. Please register. See the events calendar for dates and register online, or give us a call.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Register at the circulation desk today!

FOR AGES 0 – ENTERING KINDERGARTEN SEPT. 2024 | Join this self-paced program to read 1,000 books to your child before they start kindergarten. Enjoy fun prizes as you reach a milestone along the way! 

Programs for Teens

Dungeons & Dragons

Saturdays|  11 AM – 1 PM  – see the calendar 

TEENS GRADES 9-12  | Meeting at the Library, on June 8th & 22nd

TWEENS GRADES 4-8 | Meeting at the Library, on June 1st & 15th

New & Noteworthy

New Books Coming Soon!

Check out our new titles for children, young adults, and adults; fiction and non-fiction, plus large print! Stop in to browse.

Meetings & Announcements

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Tuesday, June 18th 2024 | 7 pm
At the Library

The Board of Trustees normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Please refer to our public comment policy. The agenda and documents to be discussed in the open meeting are available at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Email the Director to request the documents.

Learn more about the RJCL Board of Trustees.


Please note that an amendment to the bylaws of the Red Jacket Community Library will be considered during the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to be held at the
Library on June 18, 2024 at 7:00 P.M.

Bylaws of the Red Jacket Community Library state in Article I, Section A, “The Board of Trustees consists of 9 members, consistent with the amended Charter which specifies a range of not less than 5 nor more than 11 members.”

A proposed amendment to these bylaws could reduce the number of trustees from 9 members to 7 members to take effect on July 1, 2024.

RJCL Board of Trustees – Committee Meetings

See the event calendar. Committee meetings are open to the public. Please refer to our public comment policy.

Friends of the RJCL 

 Tuesday, June 11th 2024 | 6:30 pm 

At the Library

 Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Not a member yet? No problem! You can become a member at the meeting. Membership starts at just $5!

Friends meetings are usually the Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Learn more or join the Friends!


In June 2023 the voters approved our 2023-2024 budget with 85% in favor. Thank you for your support! Visit our Annual Report page for more information.