News and Upcoming Events
The Youth Summer Learning Challenge is here! Children and teens ages birth to 18 years old can track their learning throughout the summer for a chance to win prizes. Visit our Summer Learning Challenge page under the Youth Services Tab to sign up and receive more information on the program.
REOPENING UPDATE 05/20/2020:  Holds between libraries will start back-up Tuesday, May 26th.  Please allow time for materials to arrive because delivery is running at two days per week right now.  Automatic notifications are running again via phone, email and text.  Please call with any questions! 
On Friday, May 15th the Jack Russell Memorial Library Board of Trustees approved a re-opening plan for library services.
The library will re-open to the public for essential services only 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, the following will be in place:

JRML is defining essential services as

  • Browsing for materials
  • Printing, photocopying and faxing
  • Internet Access
  • Picking up items on hold

Maximum occupancy of JRML is limited to 25% occupancy or 53 people at one time, including our staff.

Library hours will be temporarily reduced to allow staff time to pull holds in the morning and sanitize the space in the evening.
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-4:30pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
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 fines for materials returned late.

All in-person programming has been postponed until the Fall of 2020 for adult and youth services, with the exception of the Summer Learning Challenge which is being released on June 1st with an online program complemented by a paper option for citizens who may not have internet access in their homes.

With JRML opening as of Saturday, May 16th, curbside service will sunset at 4:30pm on Friday, May 15th. Due to staffing capacity and challenges as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to provide and sustain both in-person and curbside pickup 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 May 16th, 2020
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-4:30pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Please note these are temporary hours and shall be adjusted as new information related to COVID-19 is relased. 
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 June 03, 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 after business hours or on Sundays.  
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.
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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