Community Organizations & Resources

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Budding Readers is a local, non-profit organization that provides free books and guidance to parents about reading to babies and young children. They have relationships with a number of community programs in the Bloomfield, Honeoye, Marcus Whitman, Red Jacket, Midlakes, and Naples communities that give a free "bundle of books" to babies up to 36 months of age and their siblings. Bundle requests can be made on the Budding Readers website:


The bundles are personally delivered by Budding Readers volunteers who are mostly current or retired educators. The Red Jacket Budding Readers Program is coordinated by Mary Beth Poupart, with assistance from Burdie Gillern, Sally Osborne, and Sue Winslow, retired elementary teachers from Red Jacket.


In May 2021, 126 books were donated to kindergarten and UPK students as end of year gifts to keep the reading habit going over the summer.

The funding comes solely from grants, charitable contributions, and donations. 


Do you know a Red Jacket expectant mom? Have them contact the Budding Readers to receive a free "bundle of books."   

Digital Library Cards are now available! No library card? No problem. It just takes a few seconds to sign up using your mobile number and start borrowing free digital titles. Get instant access to Red Jacket Community Library's ebooks, audiobooks, & magazines. Desk, kitchen table, couch, yard... wherever you're hanging out you can always have a book handy! Visit or download the Libby app to access free ebooks and audiobooks from our Digital Library.