News and Upcoming Events
  • Let's welcome the 2018 football season with a look back at the best days of the Green Bay Packers!  Revisit the thirteen greatest seasons in franchise history with Wisconsin author Jim Rice on Tuesday, September 11 at 7pm in the Community Room.  Sponsored by Friends of the Hartford Library and JRML!
  • Tablet Tuesday will be in Hartford on September 19 at 11amand/or 3pm for a Social Media 101. This workshop is a basic introduction to social media and social networks.  Ipads will be supplied.  Please call to register as space is limited.
  • Join us for Crafts for Grownups on Monday, September 17 at 6pm in the Community Room.  Please stop in for a list of supplies and to see the crafts being made.  
  • WE NEED YOUR INPUT!!! Please take our Library Hours Survey.  The JRML is conducting a survey of library hours as part of our current strategic plan.  As a member of the community we invite you to take the online survey at this link.  Online responses are strongly preferred; however hard copies of the survey are available at the JRML, the Recreation Center and City Hall in Administration.  Please return completed surveys by August 31, 2018.  Thank you very much for your time!!!!!

  • Our Youth Summer Reading Program has officially come to an end. In total, more than 754,800 minutes were read. Awesome job everyone! Thank you to everyone who participated and made our Library ROCK this summer!

  • Our Fall Children's Programming Guide and our Fall Teen Programming Guide are now available. Stop by the Youth Desk or call 262-673-8240 with any questions!
    • Sept. 20/21 - The Intouchables
    • Sept. 6/7 - Only the Brave
  • JRML and The Friends of the Hartford Library are partnering together in 2018 for programming.  We are so excited to release the 2018 complete program calendar! It's a great lineup of programs for adults, families and kids.  

  • 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 one more time in 2018 on Monday, 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 August 17, 2018
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