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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, Wednesday, Friday ....

10 am - 5 pm

Tuesday, Thursday ...

 Noon - 7 pm

Saturday ...

10 am - 2 pm

Sunday ...



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The Spoonman | Tues. July 24 at 2 pm

All ages | Spoon playing magic, jokes, hilarious celebrity impressions and plenty of opportunity for audience participation. Fun for the whole family.


Science Rocks! The Science of Sound | Weds. July 25 at 2 pm

Grades K-6 | Local college students Drew Harper and Madison Russell present hands-on activities all about sound. For kids entering grades K-6, caregivers welcome to stay.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Summer Reading Programs  

Kids (preschool - Grade 5) | Use your reading log to win books and prizes for reading this summer. Finale Celebration Aug. 11.

Teens (grades 6-12) | Pick up a tote bag with fun prizes and a weekly reading log to track the books you read or listen to. Through Aug. 9.

Adults | Prize drawings every week! Drop a ticket in the box for each book you read or listen to over the summer. Through Aug. 18.


Fun Clubs for Kids | 1 pm

Primary Fun Club meets Wednesdays, Elementary club meets Thursdays. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For dates and details see the events calendar


Family Story Time | Wednesdays at 10:30 am

For ages 18 months - 5 years with caregiver. Siblings welcome too!  For dates and details see the events calendar


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!






It's not too late! Join us for Summer Reading. Programs for all ages.  Stop in to learn more.




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