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Pioneer Library System


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.



School Year Hours in Effect

Monday through Thursday ...

 3 pm - 9 pm

Friday ...

 3 pm - 7 pm

Saturday ...

 10 am - 5 pm

 Featured News & Events

Final Fine-Free Friday | Fri. Sept. 26

Last chance - take advantage of Fine-Free Fridays in September. The program ends Friday, Sept. 26.


After School Activities | Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Movies, games, stories and activities for all age groups. See the events calendar 


New laptop for adult patrons

We have a new laptop for adult patrons to use in the library. You can settle in to a quiet corner away from the main computer area, enjoy greater privacy and more space, and focus on your work. Check it out!


Friends of the RJCL update

Our annual book and bake sale raised $1187 to support a wide range of programs and equipment for the library. Our next meeting is Sept. 16 at 7pm.  We will be planning future fund raising events and brain storming for new ones. All current and new members are welcome!

New Library Manager on board

We're pleased to welcome Seth Jacobus as the new RJCL manager. He was formerly librarian at Liverpool, NY. 



Recommendations from
 Friends of the Red Jacket Library



The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown

- Rewiewed by Pat Ayres


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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in the Pioneer Library System



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