News and Upcoming Events
  • JRML Holiday Hours are as follows:
    • 12/24/18 - CLOSED
    • 12/25/18 - CLOSED
    • 12/31/18 - 10am-3pm
    • 1/1/19 - CLOSED
  • 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.
  • 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 runes through Saturday, February 23. Children and teens can learn more information and sign up by stopping at the Youth Serivces Desk or visiting our Children's Page or Teen Page on our website! 
  • The Friends of the Hartford Library and JRML are pleased to present Laura Ingalls: Christmas Memories on Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm in the Community Room.  Laura will be here to reminisce on Christmas Day on the snow prairie.  Laura Prairie from Historic Voices will be our presenter.  Please note seating is limited to 100 people. 
  • The Autumn Schedule is now available for Movies for Grown-ups! Sponsored by the Hartford Lioness Club.   Movies are shown on Thursday nights at 5:30pm and Friday afternoons at 12:30pm in the Community Room.  Seating is limited to 100 people. 
  • 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 December 11, 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
For questions regarding local history, genealogy assistance, etc... please contact the history room at historyroom@hartfordlibrary.org. 
For employment information, please visit our employment page
Have a great day. Thank you!
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