The Budding Readers Program began serving the Red Jacket community in 2012. Look for announcements in your school newsletter and fliers around town.

Babies up to 36 months of age in the Red Jacket School District can receive a free “bundle of books” along with our Parent Guide, which contains tips for reading to babies and young children. Age-appropriate books for siblings through age 7 are also provided.

Budding Readers also gifts a new book to each UPK, Kindergarten and First Grade student in the Red Jacket district three times during the school year.  In addition, each of their teachers receives a pack of eight books to use in their classroom.

The Red Jacket Budding Readers Program is coordinated by Mary Beth Poupart, retired Red Jacket Elementary School Librarian. Key Red Jacket volunteers are Burdie Gillern, Sally Osborne and Suzanne Winslow, all retired teachers from Red Jacket.

Want to know more about the Red Jacket program?
Know a Red Jacket baby or expectant mom?
Contact Burdie or Mary Beth to receive a free “bundle of books,” or place your request here.

To contact Mary Beth: or 315.310.3743

To contact Burdie: or 585.394.0963

Red Jacket Community Library

The Red Jacket Community Library has moved to 89 South Main Street in Manchester


(585) 289 – 7063

Tues & Wed: 11am – 8pm

Thurs & Fri: 10am – 5pm

Sat: 10am – 2pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

A great book is waiting for you!

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

-Maya Angelou