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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 through Thursday ...

 3 - 9 pm

Friday ...

 3 - 7 pm

Saturday ...

10 am - 5 pm


Closed Monday, Oct. 10 - Columbus Day

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A Reunion of Ghosts

Judith Claire Mitchell's "A Reunion of Ghosts" is a darkly comic, multigenerational meditation on a family curse. Lady, Vee and Delph Alter are middle-aged sisters, roommates and descendants of the German Jewish chemist (a fictionalized Fritz Haber) who discovered mechanisms to create synthetic fertilizer, weaponized chlorine gas and Zyklon. The sisters' family shame has bred a legacy of suicide, and the novel is conceived as both their memoir and group suicide note, a tome that details a doomed family cursed through a fourth generation for its patriarch's sins.

"A Reunion of Ghosts" balances gallows humor with the seriousness of the sisters' history and is a memorable and meticulous exploration of personal responsibility and borrowed guilt.  - LA Times review by Heather Scott Partington


Get "A Reunion of Ghosts" at your library or borrow the eBook at OWWLtogo



New at the Library - digital magazines

Zinio for Libraries brings popular magazines to your desktop or mobile device. Available full-color digital magazines include Better Homes & Gardens, bon appetit, Country Living, Popular Science, The New Yorker and many more. Check out both new and back-list titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. FREE!


Visit our Zino collection at to create an account and start enjoying your free magazine.!


Use for free at your library! 

Ancestry® Library Edition is an important genealogical collection with thousands of databases and billions of indexed names. It includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from the US and UK, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. is available ONLY on-site at libraries. You can access it from our public computers OR your own laptop, tablet or internet-enabled mobile device when you're here. 


Ancestry Library Edition content is a little different than the consumer version of  Click here  for more information, tutorials, cheat sheets, and other resources. Come check it out and start researching!



Adult Gaming

Thursday, Oct. 20 | Come play some board games! Chess, checkers, more.  5:30-6:30 pm


LinkedIn Basics

Thursday, Oct. 27 | Learn the basics of using LinkedIn to find a job.   7-8 pm


Trick or Treat at the Library

Monday, Oct. 31


After school activities for students

AfterSchool Clubhouse (grades K-1) - Tuesdays 3:15 - 5 pm

Midweek Movie (grades 2-5) - Wednesdays 3:15 - 5 pm

Teen movies, games and crafts - Thursdays 3:30 - 5 pm

See the events calendar for details


Clubs and activities for adults and families

We host a variety of events including regular meetings such as Sit 'n Knit and the Genealogy Club, special classes such as one-on-one tech help for e-readers etc., and family activities including Pajama Storytime for little ones and their caregivers.

See the events calendar for details


The Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library raise funds for special activities and equipment enjoyed by library patrons of all ages.



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Red Jacket is an OWWL Library! Discover what you can do with your OWWL card. is the home for the shared library resources of all 42 public libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston counties in New York. With your OWWL library card, you can access the many OWWL resources including:

  • Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks from OWWL2go
  • Articles, practice tests and more in online databases - available by subscription only, you can access them for FREE.

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