News and Upcoming Events

  • We are hiring for a Youth Services Library Aide.  Please click here for more information.

  • We will be closed on Friday, December 13, 2019 for Staff Training.  The drive thru book return will be open to drop off materials.  Regular hours resume on Saturday, December 14th at 9am.

  • Washington County Libraries Seek Feedback

    Surveying Washington County residents is critical for the future of library services. Our goal with the survey is to better understand factors that determine the public libraries our residents visit. The results will be incorporated into a final report presented to the Washington County Administration Committee in May 2020.

    The survey, paper copy or online at http://bit.ly/36Ep1BM , contains five questions and will take no more than two minutes to complete. The survey will be is available now. Online responses are strongly preferred; however, hard copies are available at the County Clerk’s office and at each public library. Please return completed surveys to your local Washington County Public Library by February 22, 2020.

  • Join us this fall for Movies for Grownups. JRML staff picked titles for this season.  We hope you enjoy some of our favorites. Movies are shown on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm and Friday afternoons at 12:30pm in the Community Room. Thanks to the Hartford Lioness for their support of our movie programs.

    • Crafts for Grown-ups - We hope you can join us on the following Monday evenings from 6-7:30pm in the Community Room for a fun evening crafting.  Click on the date for a list of supplies needed for the craft.

    • 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 9am-8pm
    Friday 9am-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.
    Site Updated November 29, 2019
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    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 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] .  
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