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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)




Monday - Thursday ....

3 pm - 9 pm

Friday ...

3 pm - 7 pm

Saturday ...

10 am - 5 pm

Sunday ...



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Mystery Reader's World Tour | Tues. Sept. 25 at  7 pm

Join us for an even in Venice, Italy as we discuss Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries. Get started with a book, ebook, audiobook or DVD from your library system's huge collection! Search the OWWL catalog


Sit & Knit | Starting Oct. 3 - Saturdays at 11 am

Sit & Knit is back starting in October. Bring your own fiber art project and enjoy the company of others. We do knitting, crocheting, hand embroidery and more. All skill levels welcome!


RJCL Board of Trustees Meeting | Mon, Oct. 15 at 7 pm

Change of date due to Columbus Day holiday. Regular monthly board meetings are the second Monday of the month. The public is welcome to attend.


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Middle School Makerspace | Thursdays 3:30 pm

For grades 6-8. Work together to make, explore and learn through hands-on activities. Starts Sept. 20.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call (585) 289-7022 or email


Saturday Stories | Saturdays 10:30 am

For ages 18 months+ with caregiver. Siblings welcome too!


Afterschool Clubhouse | Tuesdays 3:15 pm

For grades K-1. Music, crafts and activities. Starts Sept. 18. Sent a dismissal form to the elementary school office. Homeschoolers welcome, too!


Midweek Movie | Wednesdays 3:15 pm

For grades 2-5. Starts Sept. 19. Sent a dismissal form to the elementary school office. Homeschoolers welcome, too! See the events calendar for movie titles.



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A 20th Birthday Present for the Library | You can help!

The Friends of the RJCL, together with the school and public library staff and a library designer, have developed a plan to modernize some of our furniture. Our fundraising goal is $20,000.


We will start with two rooms most in need of updating: the “Fish Bowl” (the small glass-enclosed classroom located in the children’s section) and the larger Langton Conference Room (near the Elementary School entrance). Funds will be used to furnish the large, heavy tables and chairs with lightweight, stackable chairs and smaller, collapsible tables. This will let us easily reconfigure the rooms to suit different purposes, giving us more flexibility to meet patron needs.

YOU CAN HELP! Send a check or donate online at the Friends' GoFundMe page. Any donation is welcome and appreciated!








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