News and Upcoming Events
  • JRML will be closed on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.  The drive thru book return will be open for dropping off materials.  We apologize for any incovenience this may cause.  For a complete list of 2018 closings, please visit this link.
  • Our Youth Summer Reading Program booklet is now available! Currently, the booklet is only available online. During the month of May, our Youth Services Staff visit the local schools to tell youth all about our upcoming Summer Reading Program. During the visit, each student receives a booklet. We are in the process of printing over 2,000 booklets to take during these visits. Once we ensure we have enough booklets for our school visits, we will make print copies available at the library. Thank you for your understanding!
  • The Adult Summer Reading Program kicks off on Monday, June 4 and our theme this summer is "Libraries Rock Bingo"!!!  For each ROCKS bingo, a slip will be entered for one of our Rock'n prizes.  Bingos include horizontal, vertical, diagonal and four corners.  A completed card will be awarded five(5) additiional slips!!  The last day to turn in bingos is Saturday, August 4.  
  • Please join us for Wisconsin Author Carol Wobig on Tuesday, June 12, 2018!  We are excited to welcome her from Menomonee Falls and have her speak about her book "The Collected Stories".  Program starts at 7pm in the Community Room!  
  • The program called Myths and Realities in Wisconsin's Courts scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 has been cancelled by the State Bar of Wisconsin's Public Information Office.  We apologize for the incovience.  Thank you for your understanding. 
  • Spring Movies for Grown-ups sponsored by the Hartford Lioness are back! Movies are shown on Thursdays at 5:30pm and Fridays at 12:30pm in the Community Room.
    • May 17 & 18 - The Shape of Water
    • June 7 & 8 - The Greatest Showman
    • June 21 & 22 - Stronger

  • Never Stop learning.  Whether you're looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, JRML now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7.  Gale Courses offer well-creafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students.  Other benefits of this new service:
    • Courses are free for all patrons interested in any discipline.
    • Gale courses is easy to use.  All you need is your library card to sign up and login.
    • With six-week courses, you can join programs year-round.
    • Instructions for getting started
  • Due to a generous grant from Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the five libraries in Washington County (Germantown, Hartford, Kewaskum, Slinger and West Bend) received an additional $3,000 in funding for 2018.  This funding is allowing us to bring you Tablet Tuesdays, a series of informational iPad classes.  Each month a different topic is offered at one of the five public libraries.  Sign-up is required as space is limited.  There is no cost to particiapte!  For information on topics, dates and locations please see our brochure.  The JRML is very excited to bring these classes to Hartford!! 
  • In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Washington County the library is pleased to offer a monthly Memory Cafe.  This is a time and place where persons with Alzheimer's or a related dementia can go with their care partners to socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.  Our cafe is held on the second Monday of each month from 1:30pm-3pm. Please call Tammy Dickman at 262-335-4497 to register.
  • The JRML has also partnered with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Washington County for  memory screens.  This is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition.  Memory Screens are available by appointment only.  Please contact Tammy Dickman at 262-335-4497.  She will be at the JRML on the following dates in 2018:
    • July 16
    • October 15

Jack Russell Memorial Library
100 Park Ave
Hartford, WI 53027

Phone: 262-673-8240
Fax: 262-673-8080

Library Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Sunday Closed 
Looking for a book or movie? Visit the Monarch Online Catalog! Looking to renew library materials or access your library account? Please visit the My Account link on the Monarch Catalog and log in with your library card number and pin. Don't know your pin? You can reset it by clicking the forgot pin number from the my account page.
Interested in reserving a small study room, the Community Room or the Conference Room? Please call the Library to speak with a staff member about availability at 262-673-8240 and press 0 (zero) for the circulation desk. Thank you!
Site Updated May 17, 2018

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If you are looking for a specific book, DVD, etc... please visit the Monarch Catalog or call the library at 262-673-8240 and select 2 for the reference desk.
To reserve a small study room, the conference room or the community room, please call the library at 262-673-8240 and select 0 for the circulation desk
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