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A public library serving the residents of the Manchester-Shortsville Central School District in New York. Phone (585) 289-3559


From Route 21, turn onto Lehigh Ave. We're on your left, between the elementary and middle school entrances.  (see a map)



School Year Hours in Effect

Monday through Thursday ...

 3 - 9 pm

Friday ...

 3 - 7 pm

Saturday ...

10 am - 5 pm


Closed Mon. May 29 (Memorial Day)

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AAA Defensive Driving | Two Saturdays, May 20 and  27  11 am - 2 pm

For licensed drivers | Lower portions of your auto insurance premium by up to 10% for 3 years and take up to 4 points off of your driving record for moving violations within the last 18 months. You must attend both sessions. FREE for the first 10 library patrons who sign up, otherwise $28/person. Make checks payable to: AAA. Please call the library to register. (585) 289-3559.


Library Budget Vote

The library budget was approved May 1 by a vote of 40 - 2 with two abstentions.


Clubs and Activities for Adults and Families

We host a variety of events including regular meetings such as Sit 'n Knit and the Genealogy Club, special classes such as one-on-one tech help for e-readers etc., and family activities including Pajama Story Time for little ones and their caregivers.

See the events calendar for details


Meet The New Librarian

New Youth Services Librarian Christine LaTerra. has nine years of previous experience as youth services librarian at Ontario Public Library.



The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn't heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live.


A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise - and utterly irresistible - storyteller.


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"[Rachel] Joyce's beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of 'ordinary' English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds."
- People (four stars)


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Red Jacket Community Library - 7 Lehigh Avenue, P.O. Box 370 - Shortsville, NY 14548 - phone (585) 289-3559 - email