News and Upcoming Events
  • We have a new campaign launching 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.
    • January 21
    • March 18
    • June 17
    • September 16
    • December 16
  • Do you like syrup with your pancakes or how about some in your tea? Join us on Tuesday, January 15 to learn about how a tree makes sap, how to tap for the sap & the process of making sap into syrup.  Maple Syrup Tapping will be presented by local Hartford residents Pete Hoffmann & Gene O'Brien.  Program will begin at 7pm and space is limited to 100 people.  
  • 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 information and sign up by stopping at the Youth Serivces Desk or visiting our Children's Page or Teen Page on our website! 
    • 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 Janaury 09, 2019
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    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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