News and Upcoming Events

  • National Library week is April 8th through the 13th and to celebrate what we do for and with the community, we are giving away FREE JRML SWAG! Please note: All items are while supplies last.  Please one per person, per day.  Must be present.
    • Mon. 4/8 - First 75 people in the door at 10am receive a free, canvas tote bag
    • Tues. 4/9 - Magnetic Clip for the refrigerator  
    • Wed. 4/10 - Notebook for your reading history.
    • Thurs. 4/11 - Kids get a maze pen in the youth services department.
    • Fri. 4/12 - Pens.
    • Sat. 4/13 - Any items left from the week will be available.

  • Pay your library fine and do a good deed at the same time! During National Library Week, JRML is hosting a Fines for Food Drive.  All fines paid in cash April 8th through 13th, will be donated to the Hartford Food Pantry.  This applies only to fines, not lost or damaged charges.  Help us support a local community organization!

  • We have a lots of activities going on for Youth during HUHS and Jt. #1's Spring Break. From an animal performer to a Teen Pizza and a movie night, we have lots going on for your family to enjoy next week over Spring Break!

  • The Friends of the Hartford Library will host their Annual Membership meeting on Tuesday, April 9th at 6pm in the Community Room. Immediately following will be the members preview sale for the Spring Book Sale. The Book Sale officially opens on Wednesday, April 10th at 10am.  Hours for sale are as follows:
    • Wed. 4/10 - 10am-7pm
    • Thurs. 4/11 - 10am-7pm
    • Fri. 4/12 - 10am-5pm
    • Sat. 4/13 - 9am-1:30pm

  • Join us starting in March for Movies for Grown-ups. Movies are shown on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm and Friday afternoons at 12:30pm in the Community Room. Thanks to the Hartford Lioness for their support of our movie programs.

  • We launched a new campaign on January 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, 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 has returned. 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

    • 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!
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