News and Upcoming Events
  • Our next Crafts for Grown-ups program will be Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6pm-7:30pm.  This is a FREE program open to the public.  Hope to see you there!
  • Never Stop learning.  Whether you're looking for college-level, professional development, or personl enrichment courses, JRML now offers hunder of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7.  Gale Coures 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
  • The winter reading program arrives in a flurry on Monday, December 4, 2017 and ends on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a punch-card bookmark.  For every adult or young adult book checked out, receive a punch! For every 6 punches drop off your bookmark at the front desk to enter a prize drawing. 
  • Please join us for Soda Homebrew 101 on Tuesday, February 13th.  Refreshments are at 6:30pm and the program starts at 7pm. Learn  a craft of a different flavor as local home-brewer Zach Mertens demonstrates the bubbly process of brewing soda from scratch!  Each participant will go home with a bottle of soda brewers during the demo! This is a free program open to the public!!
  • 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 not 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!! 
  • 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!
  • 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 at the JRML on the following dates in 2018:
    • January 15
    • April 16
    • 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 
 As of Thursday, December 16, 2016 the JRML is a member of the Monarch Library System comprised of public libraries in Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties. Patrons have access to over 1 million items thru the Monarch Catalog.
Please use this guide for more information on how to renew items, search the catalog, place holds and check your library record.  The Monarch Catalog can be found at the following link: 
Site Updated January 12, 2018

Contact Us
Please use this form for questions not found on this site
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
Have a great day!! Thank you!
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