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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)



School Year Hours in Effect

Monday - Thursday....

 3 pm - 9 pm

Friday ...

 3 pm - 7 pm

Saturday ...

10 am - 5 pm

Sunday ...




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Children's Summer Reading Program Kickoff | Sat., June 16, 11am

For preschool - Grade 5 | Listen to stories, make a craft and enjoy a treat. Take home a reading log and win prizes for reading this summer.

Adult Summer Reading Program Kickoff | Sat., June 23, 2-3 pm

For adults | Enjoy some refreshments and check out one of our new arrivals or an old favorite. Pick up your raffle coupons so you can enter a prize drawing every week - one entry for each book you read or listen to over the summer.

Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff | Thurs., June 28, 3-4 pm

For grades 6-12 | Kick-off the 2018 Summer Program with water games and ice cream! (Bring a towel!) All participants will receive a tote bag with fun prizes and a weekly reading log to track the books you read or listen to.


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

The Friends of the RJCL have been working with the library staff and a library designer on a plan to replace some of the library's large, heavy tables and chairs. We're looking at lightweight, stackable chairs and smaller, collapsible tables. This new furniture will give us more flexibility to meet patron needs, by letting us easily reconfigure the rooms to suit different purposes.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to furnish the rooms that are in most 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).

YOU CAN HELP! Donate by check (payable to Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library) at the library or mail to PO Box 370, Shortsville NY.  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