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The Friends of RJCL raise funds for library programs and equipment, and provide volunteer support for programs and events. We have been actively supporting our community library since its founding in 1998. The Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.


Meetings are usually the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the library. Check the events calendar for up-to-date information each month. 





What we do
How we support the Red Jacket Community Library

The Friends of RJCL have raised $25,000 over 14 years to support a wide range of programs and purchases.


Equipment and Supplies

We supplement the library budget with purchases of: 

  • a 3D printer
  • Books
  • Cameras
  • Computers and printers
  • Coffee maker for patrons
  • Baby changing table
  • Furniture re-upholstery
  • Folding chairs with storage rack
  • Projector
  • Tables
  • Picnic tables



We fund a range of programs and activities that bring people of all ages to the library, including:

  • Concerts and music programs
  • License for public showing of movies
  • Storytellers and magicians
  • Summer reading programs for children, teens and adults


Grant matches

We provide matching funds for grants earned by the library, including:

  • Libre Foundation grant - for books
  • Gates Foundation grant - for computers




How we work

Here are our bylaws.



Get involved

Want to help a great cause? Join the Friends!





We support the library by buying equipment such as this 3D printer for patrons to use.


We support programs including visits from Sparks the Reading Dog, a great listener helping young readers build confidence.


Proceeds from the sale of these sturdy canvas book bags help us fund library programs.



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