News and Upcoming Events
  • UPDATEOur Celtic Harp concert will GO ON as planned tonight. See you at 7pm!!        We are open today, Tuesday, February 12th and will be making a decision about the celtic harp concert planned for tonight shortly after 2pm this afternoon.  Our Library Director spoke with the musician this morning and both agreed to wait and see how the weather goes today.  Both do not want to cancel and re-schedule and decided it was reasonable to take a wait and see approach.  Please watch our Facebook page and website for information.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • The Library is hiring!  We are looking for two(2) Youth Services Department summer assistants to work 6-8 hours per week starting in mid-May and then 30 hours per week over the course of ten weeks during the summer.  Must be a high school student age 16 and older.  Please read through the job ad for more information on schedule, job duties and expectations.  Application deadline is Friday, February 22 at 4pm to the circulation desk.   Electronic submissions of the applicaton will not be accpeted.
  • The Academy Awards movie series is back.  We hope to see you at the movies!  Please join us on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm or Friday afternoons at 12:30.  Please note that all movies are subject to availability. 
  • Wisconsin musician Jeff Pockat will be at JRML on Tuesday, February 12 for a celtic harp concert.  He will perform traditional and original pieces starting at 7pm.  All are welcome to attend!  We hope you can join us!  Seating is limited to 100 people.  Sponsored by Friends of the Hartford Library.
  • We launched a new campaign on Janaury 1, 2019 called Libraries Transform in partnership with the Germantown, Kewaskum, Slinger and West Bend Community  Libraries to bring awareness to what libraries and librarians do for and with people, rather than just what we have.  For a complete list of programs and services and contact information for each library, please visit https://bit.ly/2UhXZAK
  • Starting July 1, 2019 we will be opening at 9am Monday through Saturday.  Thanks to the City of Hartford Common Council for funding additional hours.  Read more here.
  • Crafts for Grown-ups returns in 2019! We hope you can join us on the following days from 6-7:30pm in the Community Room for a fun evening crafting.  Projects and supply lists for each date will be announced a month prior.
    • March 18
    • June 17
    • September 16
    • December 16
  • The 2018-19 Adult Winter Reading Program kicked off on Monday, December 3 and runs through Saturday, February 23, 2019.  This year's challenge is to read a title that starts with a letter of the alphabet.  For each title read, your name will be entered in a drawing for prizes.  This season you have 26 chances to read and win!  

  • The Youth Winter Reading Program started Monday, December 3 and runs through Saturday, February 23. Children and teens can learn more and sign up by stopping at the Youth Serivces Desk or visiting our Children's Page or Teen Page ! 
    • 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.

    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 Feburary 12, 2019
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