Red Jacket Community Library

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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)



Summer Hours in Effect

Monday, Weds, Friday ...

10 am - 5 pm

Tuesday and Thursday ...

  noon - 7 pm

Saturday ...

10 am - 2 pm

Closed Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 5




Use for free at your library! 

Ancestry® Library Edition is an important genealogical collection with thousands of databases and billions of indexed names. It includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from the US and UK, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. is available ONLY on-site at libraries. You can access it from our public computers OR your own laptop, tablet or internet-enabled mobile device when you're here.

Ancestry Library Edition content is a little different than the consumer version of  Click here  for more information, tutorials, cheat sheets, and other resources. Come check it out and start researching!

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 Storytime for little ones and their caregivers.

See the events calendar for details


The Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library raise funds for special activities and equipment enjoyed by library patrons of all ages.

How are we doing? What more do you want from your library? Let us know!

Please share your views regarding the public library in this survey. Your responses will help influence goal development as we plan for the future. It should take about 5-10 minutes to complete the online survey.




Staff picks: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell  

Recommended by Kathleen Honchen, Library Clerk

(Audio book version) If you like the idea of learning something without feeling like you are back in a boring classroom, Sarah Vowell is the author and teacher for you. She delivers her considerable knowledge of American history with her own unique brand of humor and sarcasm. 

"...From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette--the one Frenchman we could all agree on--and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality." - Goodreads book review

Sarah Jane Vowell is an American author, journalist, humorist, and commentator. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has authored several books and is a regular contributor to the radio program This American Life on Public Radio International.


She was also the voice of Violet in the animated film The Incredibles.  Vowell reads all of her audiobooks herself, which is a big factor in making these audiobooks so enjoyable. This is her newest book but I can recommend all her audiobooks.




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Red Jacket is an OWWL Library! Discover what you can do with your OWWL card. is the home for the shared library resources of all 42 public libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston counties in New York. With your OWWL library card, you can access the many OWWL resources including:

  • Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks from OWWL2go
  • Articles, practice tests and more in online databases - available by subscription only, you can access them for FREE.

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