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THE COMPUTER UPGRADE HAS BEEN COMPLETED.  YOU SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE NEW TRIO CATALOG AND YOUR LIBRARY RECORD.  PLEASE LET US KNOW IF ANY PROBLEMS DEVELOP.  BE AWARE THAT LINKS IN FAVORITES MIGHT NOT WORK AS YOUR COMPUTER MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR SHARE INSTEAD OF TRIO

THE SCHAUER CENTER JOINS THE LIBRARY IN PRESENTING ANOTHER "PAGE-TO-STAGE" PROGRAM.  COME ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, AT 10:30 AM FOR A SPECIAL CRAFT PROGRAM BASED UPON "THE NUTCRACKER".  ALL PARTICIPANTS GET A FREE TICKET TO THE SCHAUER PERFORMANCE OF THE BALLET AND A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK.

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOV. 27 FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.  BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE, AND DON'T STUFF YOURSELF WITH TOO MUCH TURKEY.

DON'T FORGET TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT LEGO TOWER CHALLENGE.  ALL CHILDREN WHO CHECK OUT BOOKS NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR RECEIVE THREE LEGO BLOCKS TO ADD TO THE GROWING TOWER NEAR THE CIRCULATION DESK.

THE TEEN CHARACTER SCAVANGER HUNT IS NOW UNDERWAY THROUGH DECEMBER 15.  FIND ALL 20 CHARACTERS AND NAME THE BOOK SERIES THEY ARE FROM AND WIN PRIZES.  DETAILS AT THE YOUTH LIBRARY DESK.

WEEKLY BEDTIME STORY HOURS WILL ARE HELD ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM.  ATTENDEES ARE WELCOMED TO WEAR PAJAMAS AND BRING ALONG THEIR STUFFED FRIENDS.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES FOR AGES 3 TO 6 ARE HELD WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS AT 1:00 PM.  UPCOMING THEMES INCLUDE BATHTIME AND BUBBLES, TEETH, LETTERS AND NUMBERS, THANKSGIVING AND WINTER WONDERLAND.

ARTHUR, THE LIBRARY'S NEW READING DOG, WILL BE IN THE STORY TIME ROOM  ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 20, FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM.  RESERVATIONS FOR SOME READING TIME WITH A NEW FRIEND CAN BE MADE AT THE YOUTH LIBRARY DESK. HE'S EAGER TO MEET YOU.

The Friends of the Library are proud to offer a Literacy Program for Hartford area people.   Appointments may be made with "Learning Partners" volunteers to assist with reading skills, computer help, job skills, English language assistance and basic homework aid for high schoolers.  For specific information, please call 673-3341 or 673-2903.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE HELD IN THE LIBRARY'S COMMUNITY ROOM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. 

 

 
Vision
The vision of the library is to become a destination where people will find the resources to assist them in enlightening their lives, and creating a more vibrant community.
 
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Autumn At The Library

Ginger-WHO? Scavenger Hunt!

CHECK OUT THE CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT EVENTS GOING ON THIS FALL!!!

 

Library Information

Telephone: 262-673-8240      Fax: 262-673-8080                             Emailhartfordpl@hartfordlibrary.org
Web:           www.hartfordlibrary.org
Address:     100 Park Avenue,  Hartford, WI   53027-1585
Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday:   10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fridays:                      10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturdays:                   9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 
Director's Greeting

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO STILL USE VIDEO PLAYERS, OR ARE WILLING TO LISTEN TO GOOD BOOKS ON CASSETTE, THE LIBRARY IS SELLING OFF SEVERAL DONATED AND USED VHS TAPES AND CASSETTE AUDIOBOOKS.  YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE OF 25 CENTS!  BUY THEM, WATCH AND LISTEN TO THEM, TOSS THEM OR JUST GIVE THEM BACK TO THE LIBRARY.  GREAT MOVIE TITLES AND TOP RATED AUTHORS.  STAR TREK FANS MAY BE INTERESTED IN MULTIPLE VHS TAPE COLLETIONS OF THE OLD TELEVISION PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.  PERHAPS YOU CAN FIND SOME EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

THE CITY OF HARTFORD IS SEEKING AN ENERGETIC, ENTHUSIASTIC AND DYNAMIC INDIVIDUAL TO SERVE AS THE NEXT DIRECTOR OF THE JACK RUSSELL MEMORIAL LIBRARY.  THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE STRONG ORGANIZATIONAL, COMMUNICATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS ALONG WITH KNOWLEDGE OF LIBRARY BEST PRACTICES, TRENDS, BUDGETING AND TECHNOLOGY. JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE A MLS/MILS FROM AN ALA ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WITH A MINIMUM OF FIVE YEARS OF LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AND ELIGIBILITY FOR A GRADE ONE WISCONSIN LIBRARY CERTIFICATION.  FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A JOB DESCRIPTION, PLEASE VISIT www.ci.hartford.wi.us AND LOOK UNDER ANNOUNCEMENTS.  APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY ACCEPTED UNTIL MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, AT 4:30 PM.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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