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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 as of Tuesday, June 27

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ....

 10 am - 5 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays ...

 12 noon - 7 pm

Saturdays ...

10 am - 2 pm


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Summer Reading - Summer Fun!

Activities for all ages. Through July, check the calendar for dates

Toddler story time | Mondays 10:30am – 11:00am

For children ages 18 – 24 months and their caregivers. Stories, songs, coloring.


Preschool story time | Wednesdays 10:30am – 11:15am

For children ages 3-5, caregivers welcome. Stories, songs and a simple craft.

Primary Fun Club | Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

For children entering grades K-2 featuring stories, hands-on learning activities, movies and more. Registration encouraged.

Elementary Adventure club | Tuesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm

For children entering grades 3-5 featuring stories, hands-on learning activities, movies and more. Registration strongly encouraged.


Children’s summer reading party | Tuesday July 25, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

For preschool – grade 5 REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Teen Tuesdays. | July 11, 18, 25 at 2-3 pm

For teens entering grades 6-12. Ozbots, coding, Book discussions, movies and more.

Adults, teens and families | See calendar

Learn how to make videos with iMovie Weds July 26, 2-3 pm

Play games (Euchre and mahjong) or join us for coloring, knitting and quilting






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