Annual Reports

Budget News

In June 2023 the voters approved our 2023-2024 budget with 85% in favor (62 yes / 11 no).  Learn more about the budget. (PDF)

Annual Report to the Community

2022 Annual Report

In 2022, Red Jacket Community Library made the decision to move out of the shared use facility in the school due to increased costs and reduced benefits. We moved into a temporary location which has allowed the Library to be in compliance with the NYS Division of Library Development minimum standards in regards to our open hours, which previously were not being met due to the restricted hours of access at the school.

The new location has given the Library the opportunity to set our own hours, allowing for daytime access to the library and offer more diverse programming. At our new location, the library has put an emphasis on preschool aged programming, offering multiple story times and early literacy programs. We offer a space for teens to come after school and offer an increased number of teen programs. We offer opportunities for adults to socialize through our multiple craft programs and emphasize healthy lifestyles with our hiking and walking programs, as well as our Snap-Ed NY cooking program. The Director and Library Board of Trustees continue to collaborate with many community organizations, pursue grant opportunities and support fundraising through the Friends of the RJCL.

In May 2022, voters of the District approved our 2022-23 budget by a vote of 89-30. Thank you for your support!   Learn more about the 2022-23 budget.

Prior Year Annual Reports and Form 990

Our annual reports are in PDF format. You’ll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Electronic copies of Tax Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, are found on the website

2021 saw expanded virtual services, daytime programs at community sites

As COVID-19 continued to limit in-person services through the spring of 2021, we continued to offer virtual programs, curbside pickup, and access to e-books and audio books through the four-county OWWL system. In the spring, we launched daytime programs in the village halls. Unable to offer our usual summer programs in the library due to the school’s need for the facility, we implemented a robust schedule of programs in the village parks, along with evening and Saturday events at the library.  We delivered more than $246,000 in value to the community. See how we calculated the value.

Voters approved our 2021-22 budget of $243,079 in May. The approval rate of 62% was similar to the approval rate of 66% in 2020 when ballots were mailed to all households. More budget info.

2020 meant flexibility and brought new remote and online services

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed the library in early 2020, we implemented a wide range of virtual programs and services. We worked through the school’s renovation project that included new carpeting. We installed new public computer workstations and an ADA compliant circulation desk for the community library. See how we calculated the value we delivered. Additional 2020-2021 budget information.

2019 Annual Report

2019 marked our 21th anniversary as your public library. With a 0% increase in the tax levy over the prior year, we provided materials and services valued at more than $460,000 from our joint-use facility with the school. See how we calculated that value.