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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


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Friends of the RJCL Meeting | Tues. March 21 at 7 pm

All district residents welcome. We will report on our recent staff meetings and friends workshop, discuss upcoming library votes and fundraisers, and start planning the annual book sale. Learn more about the Friends of the RJCL


For the Love of Gardens: The Artistry of Mary Clark Thompson | Thurs. March 23 at 7 pm

Barbara Stahl will discuss Mary Clark Thompson's two-year stay in Europe (1899-1901) following Frederick's death, showing the various gardens she visited and how they may have influenced the ones we see at Sonnenberg today.

Library Trustee Candidates Needed | Petitions Due April 1

Become a Library Trustee! There are three openings this spring. If you are interested please stop by the Library and pick up a petition which requires 25 signatures of residents of the RJ School District who are at least 18 years old. If you are not interested, suggestions of possible candidates will be greatly appreciated. Contact the Library Director if you have someone in mind or need more information regarding the library trustee position and responsibilities.


Library Trustee and Budget Vote May 1


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 Story Time for little ones and their caregivers.

See the events calendar for details


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!  To create an account and start enjoying your free magazine, visit our Zino collection at


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!


Meet The New Librarian

New Youth Services Librarian Christine LaTerra. has lived in Manchester since 2007 with her husband Vince. She has nine years of previous experience as youth services librarian at Ontario Public Library. "I am really looking forward to getting to know, and serving, the children and families at Red Jacket Community Library, and I am very happy to be working in the public library field again," she said.




The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn't heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise - and utterly irresistible - storyteller.


Get the book at the library or borrow the eBook at OWWL to go

"[Rachel] Joyce's beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of 'ordinary' English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds."
- People (four stars)


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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