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

When you visit

Questions? Call (585) 289-3559 or email

  • Face masks must STILL be worn inside the library. Even though the CDC has recently updated this guidance, New York State still requires masks in certain areas including schools, which means our facility. Thank you for understanding.
  • 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.


We’re Hiring – Library Director

The Red Jacket Community Library is seeking a Library Manager (Director) to serve the community and support our mission: To inspire learning and creativity by providing access to materials, resources, programs, and services in a safe and welcoming environment.

The Community Library Director works cooperatively with school district staff to make best use of shared facilities and resources. The Director must also be skilled at outreach and engaging diverse groups in the community to identify and meet their needs. Learn more about this position and how to apply.

Seeking community input

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 the library with 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. We enjoyed hearing from so many community members at our initial forum June 1, and will be sharing the results here. Please email the trustees if you’d like to be involved with future focus groups, etc. Your input will help guide the library trustees as we work on the new agreement and our new long-range plan.

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

Community Gardening at Jones-Blunt Park

Tuesdays May 18 through Labor Day  | 6 pm

For all ages | Meet at Jones-Blunt Park (near Budd Park) in Shortsville to help care for our community garden and learn from local gardeners. And stop by the library to check out the Honey Mae Crowell Memorial Seed Library.

Activities for kids and families

Terrific Tuesday Story Time

Tuesdays on Facebook Live | 10:30 a.m.

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.

Take & Make Craft

Through June 30 | during our open hours

For FAMILIES | The Take and Make craft bags are ready to go for the month of June! Make your own hand print butterfly using your hands as a template. Come on in to pick up your free craft project – while supplies last. 

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.

Meetings & Announcements

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, June 21, 2021 | 7:00 pm

This meeting will take place remotely via video conference as allowed by the governor’s executive order. The public is welcome to attend by joining the online meeting.
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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, July 13, 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!

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). The library does not receive state or federal aid. 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.