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

Closing at 5 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 26

for staff training

Find books, DVDs and more

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.


How to use the Libby App

Programs for Adults

1-on-1 Employment Assistance

The first Tuesday of every month | 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!


Card Making Club

Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 5 – 7 PM
At the Shortsville Presbyterian Church, 59 W. Main Street.

FOR ADULTS | For October, we will be making Halloween cards. All supplies included. Free; adults only. Registration is required.  Register online or give us a call.

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

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Adult Stitch Club

Thursdays  |10:30 am – Noon
At the Library – see calendar for all dates

FOR ADULTS | Bring whatever project you’re working on and sit in our cozy library to enjoy good company while you work! Stitching, beading, embroidery, weaving and other needle crafts.

Programs for Kids & Families

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Home School at the Library – Vocabulary Solutions

Tuesdays in October | 1 – 3 PM

FOR GRADES K-6 | Come to the Library on Tuesdays in October for some homeschooling fun! Best suited for those in grades 2nd-6th grade. During the first Tuesday of every month, we will play games and socialize with peers. The rest of the month will focus on learning activities. For questions about this program please email ctripp@owwl.orgPlease register.

 On Tuesday, October 31st children are invited to wear a Halloween costume.

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Books and Babies

Thursdays, September 21 – October 26 | 10:15 am
At the Library

Best suited for children under 24 months | Interactive story time – early literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays and body movement. Please register. See calendar for dates.

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Big Kid Story Time

Once a month on a Wednesday | 4-5 pm
At the Library

Best suited for children for children in UPK- 3rd grade | We will read a few books, have a snack, and do an activity related to the book. Younger/older siblings are welcome. Registration is required. See calendar for dates.

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Sensory Play Time

Most Fridays starting Sept. 22 | 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.

Programs for Teens

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, October 19th |  3:15pm

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

Teen Crafternoon

Friday, October 6 |  2 pm

FOR TEENS GRADES 6-12 | Teens are invited to join us for pumpkin carving. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Check the events calendar for more information.

Teen Game Night

Friday, Oct. 13 |  3:00 – 5:00 pm

FOR GRADES 6-12 | We have board games! Bring your own board games, and don’t forget to bring a friend! Registration required.

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Saturdays – see the calendar 

TEENS GRADES 9-12  | Meeting at the Library, on October 14th and 28th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

TWEENS GRADES 4-8 | Meeting at the Library, on October 7th and 21st from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Currently, both groups are full but please contact us if you would like to join the waitlist!

New and Noteworthy

New books

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, October 17, 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, October 10, 2023 | 6:45 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 $2.50 (student) or $5 (individual).

Friends meetings are usually the Second Tuesday of the month at 7 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.