Red Jacket Community Library

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

Monday through Thursday 4 – 9 pm | Friday 4 – 7 pm | Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
We also have daytime programs in the villages! See listings below.

Closed Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Find books, eBooks, audio books and magazines

Search the catalog

Find a book | Place a hold online

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Browse and download eBooks, audio books and digital magazines

Come on in!

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

Programs for Adults and Teens

Enter the Tiny Art Show

FOR ALL AGES  | PAINTINGS DUE Monday, January 24

Pick up a canvas kit with everything you need to make your own 3×3″ tiny art painting! Paintings will be displayed at the Library through February, then returned to the artists. Canvas kits are free, supplies are limited, first come – first served.

First Draught Book Club

Second Wednesday of the Month  | 6-7 pm
At Reinvention Brewing Company in Manchester

FOR ADULTS | Join us for a lively book discussion and a local brew. New members call us for this month’s book and register ahead so we can plan for seating.

Teen Knit & Crochet

Tuesdays  | 4 – 5 pm
At the Library

FOR GRADES 6-12 | Come learn to knit or crochet, or share what you are working on. Beginners welcome, no experience needed! Please contact us if you have questions and for a list of basic supplies you may need. Remember masks are required in the library.

Programs for Kids & Families

Take & Make Kids Crafts

at the Library

Pick up a kids craft kit that relates to this week’s story time theme. Perfect for virtual story times. Supplies are limited. Call 585-289-3559 to reserve yours.

Toddler Time

Mondays at 10:30

At the Manchester Fire Hall

Ages 1-2 | Meet at the Village Offices (Fire Hall) on Clifton Street for stories, songs and crafts. Call 585-289-3559 or register online

Storyland Explorers

Thursdays at 10:30

At the Shortsville Fire Hall

For Ages 3-4 | Meet us in the Shortsville Fire Hall on Sheldon Street for stories, rhymes and songs. Call 585-289-3559 or register online.

Storyland Online

Fridays at 10:30 am

On our YouTube Channel

Ages 3-4 | Enjoy the virtual version of our storytimes. Pick up your craft kit at the library and join us on our YouTube channel.

Dungeons & Dragons

First Saturday of the Month | 1-3 pm
At the Library

FOR GRADES 5-12 | Learn the basics and play Dungeons & Dragons at the library! No experience needed. We’ll provide the dice. We will meet the first Saturday of each month. Registration required, call 585-289-3559 or check the events calendar for the registration link.

New and Noteworthy

These are just a few of the many new books and DVDs in our collection. Stop in and browse! Or call us to place a hold and we’ll have them ready for you to pick up.

1-on-1 Tech Help

Call for an appointment

Need help downloading an e-book or using it on your device, sharing pictures from your phone, navigating online job applications, or other technology task? We can help. Call (585) 289-3559 to make an appointment.

Murder Mystery – Take & Solve Kit

For Adults and older teens | Come in and get your Murder Mystery Kit. Take it home and try to solve the mystery. A new mystery every month!  The kits are available at the circulation desk. 


Meetings & Announcements

RJCL Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 7 pm

This will be a “hybrid” meeting both in person and online.

  • In person: Join us at the library. Masks are required.
  • Online via Zoom: Join the meeting (Meeting ID 811 6243 7846 Passcode 934824)

The Board of Trustees normally meets the third Monday 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 trustees to request the documents.

Learn more about the RJCL Board of Trustees.

Friends of the RJCL  – REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm

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!

Long Range Plan for 2022-2027 Adopted

The Board of Trustees has adopted its Long Range Plan for 2022-2027. We developed this plan based on community input from the June forum on the future of the library, our fall focus group sessions, and surveys collected over the summer and fall.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide input!  

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). 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.