News and Upcoming Events
Mystery Bundles for Adults & Youth:
 Need something new to read but aren't sure what you want? Let us pick it out for you! OurMystery Bundles are a set of surprise books that we pull for you to try!
Mystery Book Bundle Request Form:

  • You must fill out the appropriate Google Form (see links above) to request a mystery bundle.
  • You can request 1 mystery bundle per week. if you request more than one within a week, the first request will be the only one filled that week.
  • Requests will take up to 72 hours to be filled. You will receive a call once your bundle is ready to be picked up.
  • Mystery bundles have set limits:
    • Board Book Bundle: 4 books
    • Easy Reader Bundle: 8 books
    • Easy Reader/Picture Book Bundle: 8 books
    • Chapter Books Bundle: 5 books
    • YA Book Bundle: 4 books
    • Adult Bundle: 5 books 
  • Returned materials quaratined for 4 days/96 hours.
  • Face Masks required per State of WI Emergency Order #1
  • Maximum occupancy of JRML is limited to 50% occupancy or 106 people at one time, including our staff.
  • Library Hours restored to pre-covid-19 levels: 
            Monday - Thursday 9am-8pm
            Friday 9am-5:30pm
            Saturday 9am-2pm
  • Daily visits increasing from 1 hour to 2 hours
  • Two study rooms on the second floor open for up to two people to work together for two hours.  Please call ahead for availablity - 673-8240 press 2 for the reference desk.
  • Six computers available on the second floor for internet access.
  • Mystery bundles available starting Friday, June 19 - please check back for more details!
  • Curbside pickup available on a request only basis for those who are uncomrtable coming into JRML. 
On Friday, May 15th the Jack Russell Memorial Library Board of Trustees approved a re-opening plan for library services .  This is living plan and will change as we move towards 100% occupancy and operations.  Updates to the plan are highlighted in GREEN.
The library re-opened to the public starting Saturday, May 16th at 10am. Based the guidelines from the CDC, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Washington Ozaukee Health Department Blueprint for re-opening FAQ.  
All loan periods and checkout limits are being restored to pre-covid 19 closure policies. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting economic stress placed on our community, JRML is temporarily suspending fees for materials returned late.


JRMLS is unable to accept donations of materials during the pandemic.  This will be re-evaluated at each phase of opening.  JRML has also suspended exam proctoring services.
Please note the plan approved by the JRML Board of Trustees is a guideline only. Dates and procedures subject to change on a moment’s notice based on information as it's released by the Washington Ozaukee Health Department and the CDC. Phases may be implemented in order, skipped, or reverted back to if prudent.

We understand people may be needing our Wi-Fi to conduct work and other activities. It is available in the parking lot.  Please use it! 

Our network is: JRLGuest

Passowrd: JRLGuest

*Please note, the first 4 letters of each is capitalized.


Sign-Up for a Library Card Online!
Want to access digital resources but don't have a library card? Or do you know someone who really needs access to digital resources right now but doesn't have a library card yet? Patrons without a library card can follow our step-by-step guide to register for one online. This will provide you (or a friend) access to digital materials such as ebooks and eaudibooks. Happy reading!

*Please note, this will give you a temporary library barcode, password, and account that will not expire while the library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the library is reopened, you must visit the library to finish registration and receive a permanent library card.

Jack Russell Memorial Library
100 Park Ave
Hartford, WI 53027

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

Library Hours as of
September 9, 2020
Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-5:30pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Please note visitors are limted to two hour visits.
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.
Site updated
September 22, 2020

Contact Us
When making inquires with this form, please allow a minimum of 24 hours for Library Staff to respond.  This form is not monitored on Satrudays or on Sundays.  Please call 262-673-8240 and select '0' to be connected with a staff member.
For questions about your library record, items in our collection, overdue notices, reminder email notices, placing holds, online bill payment and resetting your library pin number, please call 262-673-8240 and select '0' to be connected with the circulation desk.  
To reserve a small study room on the second floor, please call 262-673-8240 and select '2' to be connected with the reference desk.
To reserve the Community Room or Conference Room, please call 262-673-8240, select '0' and ask to speak with Diane.  Due to COVID-19, both of these rooms are unavailable to the public for meetings and/or gatherings.
For questions about printing from a library computer, faxing, donating materials and library programs, please call 262-673-8240 and select '0'. 
For information regarding History of Hartford, Historical Newspapers and/or genealogy inquires, please contact the Hartford History Room at 262-673-8249 or email the coordinator at [email protected] .  
For employment information, please visit employment opportunities. 
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