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

March Holiday Closures

Saturday, March 30th

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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

Winter Adult Book Bingo

January 2nd – March 21st| Join in any time! 

FOR ADULTS |Need some motivation for reading this winter? Try out this book bingo challenge! Read a book that matches one of the squares on the board to complete that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a prize! Books can only count for 1 square, but you may get bingo more than once! Prizes are limited, first come first serve. All cards must be submitted by March 21st.

Stop by the Red Jacket Community Library during open hours to pick up or submit a Book Bingo card.

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 in March| 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 Watercolor Class

Tuesday, March 26th | 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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Tuesday, March 19th|5:00 PM 

FOR ADULTS | In a dinner rut and need some new dinner ideas? In this free interactive class, Kelly from SNAP-Ed NY will teach us all about healthy and low-cost dinner ideas. She will even bring a sample for us to try. Registration is required. 

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Coffee & Crafts

Saturdays|11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

First session March 9th

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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Children’s Book Character Scavenger Hunt

Register at the circulation desk today!

FOR GRADES UPK – 3RD | Oh no, some of the characters from our favorite children’s books have gone missing and we need your help to find them! Stop into the Library with your child anytime between Tuesday, February 27th through Friday, March 22nd to complete a scavenger hunt to help us find them!

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Children’s Book Character Word Search

FOR GRADES 4th – 8th | If you’re in grades 4-8 then stop into the Red Jacket Community Library starting February 27th and pick up a word search. Bring the completed word search back to the Library by March 22nd for a chance to win a prize.

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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! 

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Homeschool at the Library 

Fridays | 1 – 3 PM 

FOR AGES 5-12 | Parent supervision is not required but we ask that if you know your child will need extra assistance with the activity then please stay to provide support to them.  Thank you. 

3/1/24: Board Game Day. Please bring your own board game or play one of ours.

3/8/24: St Patrick’s Day Craft

3/22/24: Model of the Earth, Moon and Sun

 Please register.

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. A snack will be provided. Registration is required.  Please register.

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Family Game Day

Friday, February 23rd| 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
At the Library

Join us for Family Game Day at the Red Jacket Community Library. Bring a game to share with others or play a game that the Library provides. Donuts and Juice will be provided. This program is best recommended for children ages 4-12 and their families. We kindly ask that families register ahead of time.

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Sensory Play Time

Most Fridays | 10:30 – 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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Literacy & Legos 

Wednesday, March 6 | 4:00 PM
At the Library

AGES 5 – 10 | Come listen to a story while having a snack and then complete a lego challenge based on the theme of the book. Best suited for ages 5-10. We kindly ask that you register ahead of time.

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Stem Exploration: Make Your Own Leprechaun Trap 

Friday, March 15th| 1:00 PM 

FOR AGES 5-12 | Join Ms. Cindy for some hands-on fun! We will be making leprechaun traps. Will you be able to catch a leprechaun? A snack will be provided. Parent supervision is not required. Ages 5+. Please register.

Programs for Teens

Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, March 7 |  3:15 PM

FOR TEENS GRADES 6-12 | We will be discussing volunteer opportunities and future teen programming ideas.

Teen Hangout

Tuesday, March 12th and 26th|  3:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us from 3-5 pm for board games, card games, and some Nintendo Switch time! A snack will be provided. We ask that only teens attend this program. 

Dungeons & Dragons

Saturdays|  11 AM – 1 PM  – see the calendar 

TEENS GRADES 9-12  | Meeting at the Library, on February 10th and 24th 

TWEENS GRADES 4-8 | Meeting at the Library, on January 3rd and 17th

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, January 16, 2023 | 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.

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, January 9, 2023 | 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.