Red Jacket Community Library

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

Open by appointment only:

Monday – Thursday ……..  4 pm – 9 pm
Friday  ………………………….  4 pm – 7 pm
Saturday ……………………..  10 am – 2 pm
Call 289-3559 or email us to order materials or schedule an appointment for services.

Find books, eBooks, audio books and magazines

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Find a book | Place a hold online
You can now request items from the entire OWWL collection

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Browse and download eBooks, audio books and digital magazines

Pick up items

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

Welcome Back! Limited Services Offered

You can now place holds on items owned by any library in the OWWL system.

We are offering limited in-Library services by appointment only. You will notice significant changes to the building as well as new policies and procedures that have been put into place to protect the health and safety of patrons and staff. If you are feeling unwell or if any member of your household is sick or in isolation, please do not borrow library materials. A limited number of patrons will be permitted inside the building for specific services. Please consider using curbside pickup if you need to pick up holds. Masks are required.

Please read the FAQs for more information.

You can read our complete reopening plan here (PDF).

For reliable and up-to-date information and advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC, the New York State Department of Health and the Ontario County Department of Public Health.

Questions? Call the library at (585) 289-3559 or email us at

Activities for adults and teens

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

RJCL BOOK CLUB reads On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

Thursday, October 13 | 7 pm on Zoom

For adults and older teens | The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Should be a lively discussion before the November elections! Contact us for your book club copy and get reading. Then check our Events Calendar for the Zoom meeting link.

RJCL Book Club meeting the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm on Zoom.

Activities for kids and families

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Pick up a “paint your own ceramic pumpkin” kit

Pick up kits (by appointment only) Sept. 21 – 30
Craft along with Ms. Christine on Zoom Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm

For all ages | WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Please fill out this form to make an appointment to pick up your kit during our curbside pickup hours Sept. 21-30. Each kit will include a Zoom meeting link and passcode for the virtual “Craft Along with Ms. Christine!” event Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm on Zoom. If you can’t join the Zoom meeting, have fun painting your pumpkin and feel free to email us a photo of your finished craft.

Supplies are limited, one kit per person. A current phone number and a valid e-mail address are required.


Saturday Stories on Zoom

Starting September 26 | 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.


Meetings & Announcements

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm

This meeting will take place remotely via video conference, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders regarding emergency adjustments to the Open Meetings Law in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The public is welcome to attend this remote meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 930 5894 8436
Passcode: 277295

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Join by phone only (no video) +1 213 338 8477 US

The Board of Trustees normally meets the third Monday of each month at the library. Open to the public. Learn more

Announcement of Trustee Vacancy

The Red Jacket Community Library has a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for a term expiring in June 2023. Trustees help set the direction of the Library to ensure it meets the community’s needs now and for the future. Are you interested in serving your community? Learn more.

Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm

This meeting will take place remotely via video conference. The public is welcome to attend this remote meeting. Email for meeting link. Learn more