Early Literacy

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start this fun challenge with your child! The goal, read 1,000 books with your child before they enter kindergarten. For children birth – entering kindergarten. Read more details and register.

Children’s Play Area 

The children’s play area has toys that get rotated (and cleaned!) on a regular basis. This area also includes board books, picture books, early reader books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction books for children and families to enjoy and explore. 

Budding Readers

The Red Jacket Community Library has partnered with Budding Readers to bring the Budding Readers Program to the Manchester-Shortsville community. Watch for announcements in your school newsletter, the library, and fliers around town. 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is for ALL ages! 

2024’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library

Registration begins in June for kids, teens and adults! Visit our Summer Reading page for more detailed information.

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who participate in and influence the functioning of the library, focusing on teen programs and the Young Adult library collection. TAB provides a forum to have opinions and suggestions for the library heard. 

Our teens create the ideas for the teen programming as well as help make them happen. From creating the social media flyers to planning and running them, the teens work to make the teen library events what they collectively want them to be!

Participation in TAB can also be a great opportunity for teens to complete their volunteer/service hours!

Visit RJCL for more information and to start participating!