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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 pm - 9 pm

Friday ...

 3 pm - 7 pm

Saturday ...

 10 am - 5 pm

CLOSED Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents' Day.

Otherwise OPEN regular hours during school Presidents' Week recess



After School Events for Kids

Grades K-1 | AfterSchool Clubhouse | Tuesdays 3:15 - 5 pm | This month: Hanukkah and Christmas activities

Grades 2-5  | Midweek Movie | Wednesdays 3:15 - 5 pm. This month: Elf, Shaun the Sheep, and The Parent Trap

Grades 6+   |  Xbox games, crafts, movies and more | usually 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




Staff picks: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell  

Recommended by Kathleen Honchen, Library Clerk

(Audio book version) If you like the idea of learning something without feeling like you are back in a boring classroom, Sarah Vowell is the author and teacher for you. She delivers her considerable knowledge of American history with her own unique brand of humor and sarcasm. 

"...From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette--the one Frenchman we could all agree on--and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality." - Goodreads book review

Sarah Jane Vowell is an American author, journalist, humorist, and commentator. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has authored several books and is a regular contributor to the radio program This American Life on Public Radio International.


She was also the voice of Violet in the animated film The Incredibles.  Vowell reads all of her audiobooks herself, which is a big factor in making these audiobooks so enjoyable. This is her newest book but I can recommend all her audiobooks.




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