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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.



Summer hours in effect
through Aug. 30

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri ...

 noon - 8 pm

Weds ...

 10 am - 5 pm

Sat ...

 10 am - 1 pm

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 Featured News & Events

$1 a bag BOOK SALE | July 21-22 | regular library hours

We've extended the book sale! Come browse our selection of pre-owned books and DVDs. The annual sale helps fund programs and buy new equipment for the library: summer reading prizes, the 3D printer and the coffee machine to name just a few. By the Friends of RJC Library.


Summer Reading Party | July 29 | 6 pm

We will have Summer Reading prize drawings every week, for each age group from preschool to adult. We'll finish with a grand party July 29 with free books. You can join in any time!



Beginning Yoga | Tuesdays in Aug | 6:30-7:45 pm

The Canandaigua YMCA presents FREE beginning yoga classes at the Red Jacket Library. Learn the basics and benefits of yoga. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, call 289.3559 to register.


SafeSitter Training | Aug. 13 | 10 am - 5 pm

This FREE course provides prospective babysitters with the tools to be a responsible, caring and safe sitter! A Canandaigua YMCA certified trainer will provide this training at the Red Jacket Library. Lunch is provided. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, call 289.3559 to register.


Summer Activities | all summer long

We have a ton of great summer activities for all ages! Come in and enjoy our lovely air-conditioned facility for movies, contests, games, crafting classes, book discussions and much more. See the events calendar 





The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown


- Rewiewed by Pat Ayres, member,

  Friends of the Red Jacket Library


This is an extraordinary story of the extraordinary young men from the University of Washington, who against incredible odds, went to Germany in 1936 to win the Olympic gold medal in rowing. A non-fiction book that reads like a novel, it chronicles the lives of the mostly poor young Washington farm boys and lumber jacks who managed to beat out the teams of wealthy boys from elite Eastern colleges to represent the USA.


The Washington team had the determination, perseverance and grit to become a team with no stars, working together toward one goal. They meet as they begin rowing as freshmen in the post-Depression Seattle in the early 1930ís and travel to rowing events in California, Poughkeepsie NY and eventually to Germany.


Also included are fascinating facts about the sport of rowing, and the men who coached and cajoled these boys to give their all. There is also a description of events in Germany leading up to the war and the personalities of the folks who marketed the Nazis to the German people. All of this is woven together to make a great read.







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