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.
Holiday Hours

CLOSED Feb. 15 – President’s Day

Find books, eBooks, audio books and magazines

Search the catalog

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

Search Owwl2Go

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.

“Can I come in?”  Current operations and COVID

You can come into the Library by appointment to browse the collection, use the computers, or access copy/scan services. You can use the phone or online catalog to request items from any library in the OWWL system and pick them up here using curbside pickup. Call 289-3559 to make an appointment for in-person visits or curbside pickup.

When you come in, you will notice significant changes to the building, along with new policies and procedures to protect the health 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. Masks are required.

NEW: What if our community moves into a Yellow, Orange or Red Zone

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

Visit the Ken Reeves Memorial Book Collection

We have many new Holiday and Christmas books for children and adults in the new Ken Reeves Memorial collection. Made possible by donations in loving memory of our true friend and tireless library supporter. See the collection.

Activities for adults and teens

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

College Planning During COVID-19

Tuesday, January 26  | 6:15 to 7:15 pm on Zoom

For high school students and their guardians | Join Patrick O’Neill, Ed.D., from the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions to learn how to navigate the college planning and application process during the pandemic. This information session will cover how to tour college campuses and schedule appointments with admissions counselors, how admissions requirements such as the SAT and ACT might be impacted, and virtual options for the college search and application process for two year schools, four year schools, and transfer students.

Presented by the OWWL Libraries serving Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties.

Registration Required.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event. Register today.


Third Wednesday of Each Month  | 7 pm on Zoom

For adults and older teens | Here is the schedule of great reads for 2021!

January 20 – The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
February 17 – Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
March 17 – Dubliners by James Joyce
April 21 – One by One by Ruth Ware
May 19 – World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
June 16 – American Crisis by Andrew Cuomo
July 21 – Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
September 15 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
October 20 – American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
November 17 – A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett
December 15 – Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Contact the library for a copy of the book and then join us on Zoom for an informal discussion. 
Meeting ID Meeting ID: 970 4385 4722  Passcode: 700068  One tap mobile +12133388477 

Virtual Sit ‘n Knit

Saturdays  | 3 pm on Zoom

For adults and older teens | A group for all fiber artists, whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or any other kind of portable fiber art. Hosted by Library Clerk Patsy Olszweski. Check our Events Calendar for the Zoom meeting link.

Activities for kids and families

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.

Terrific Tuesday Storytime on Facebook Live

Tuesdaya | 10:30 am

For ages 18 months to 5 years | Join Ms. Christine for stories, songs and fun LIVE on the Library Facebook page. Videos will be recorded and will remain available for viewing at a later time.

Saturday Stories on Zoom

Saturdays | 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, January 25, 2021 | 7:00 pm

This meeting will take place remotely via video conference, as allowed by 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.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 949 0678 9089
Passcode: 529453

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

Part-Time Cleaner Wanted

The Red Jacket Community Library is looking for a part-time cleaner for 2 hours/day, 5 days/week (10 hours/week total). Rate of pay is $11-$13/hour. Hours are 4-6 pm Monday-Friday with a bit of flexibility. Cleaning experience preferred. Email the Director to apply.


What virtual programs and activities should we offer?

We want to hear from you as we continue to plan and present our virtual programming through at least the remainder of 2020.