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.