FRIENDS OF THE RED JACKET COMMUNITY LIBRARY
The Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library is a non-profit
organization that provides funding for programs, assistance for
programs and events, and purchase of equipment for the library. We
have been in existence since 1999.
The Friends of the Red
Jacket Community Library is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 institution under
State and Federal regulations. A copy of our certificate can be
obtained by contacting the Library or any of the Friends' officers.
Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the
library. Join us!
Benefits of Membership
in the Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library
The Friends of the Red Jacket Community Library
organization welcomes all members of the community to the
join them. Membership into the organization carries with it
several benefits. These benefits include:
- Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview:
First dibs on the books, audiobooks, DVDs, VHS on sale
at our Annual Book Sale in July. The Preview is held for
2 days, just prior to the Sale opening and is only for
- Extra-fresh chicken BBQs: First dibs on the Friends
of the Library Chicken BBQ dinners from May - September.
- Invitation for you and your spouse to the annual
Friends of the Library recognition dinner held in
- Invitation to the Pioneer Library System Annual
Dinner held in October.
- Invitation to attend Library Legislative Day in
Albany, held annually in March.
- A voice in the decision-making process regarding
Friends' projects and
- A vote in the annual elections of
officers for the
Friends, held in November.
- An opportunity to run for office and become the
President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer of the
- A chance to appear with the Friends in the
Shortsville Firemans' Parade in June.
- The opportunity to share information about the
Library at events such as National Library Week,
Childrens' Book Week, Banned Books Week, Teen Read Week
and the Summer Reading Kick-Off.
- The chance to have insider knowledge about upcoming
Library plans, projects and funding.
- The pleasure of getting to know your Library
Director on a more personal level.
- A sense of self-pride for fulfilling your civic
- The admiration of all of the community for your
service and commitment to the Library.
Tom & Joanne Van Laeken of the Ice
Cream Shoppe came to the Library for an Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Social, courtesy of the Friends.
The Friends provide the library's Public Viewing License for films,
enjoyed by kids at events such as the Harry Potter Film Festival.