News and Upcoming Events
Looking for information on the Wednedsay Night Market sponsored by the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce held in our parking lot?  Please call the Chamber at 262-673-7002 for more information.  
Community Room
Based on feedback from the Community, we will be opening the Community Room two weeks early!  The room will be available as of July 19th.  We are working on discarding items from the collection for a large used books sale as part of Maxwell Street Day on July 14th and need an area to stage the items.  Thanks for your patience as we complete this projecy.  For details on our policy and to access a copy of the reservation form, please visit clich here.
 2021 Youth Summer Learning Challenge
Starting Tuesday, June 1, our Summer Learning Challenge kicks off for children, teens and adults!  For information on sign-up and how tracking reading and learning works for youth, please visit our Seasonal Reading Programs page under the Youth Services tab.  For more detailed information on the adult program, please visit our Adult Seasonal Reading Program page under General Information>Adult Seasonal Reading Programs.
Have you heard the news??? The Jack Russell Memorial Library now offers Hoopla - a free digital streaming service available to all Hartford card holders.  You can instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies & TV - 24/7 and FREE with your Hartford library card.  Items are always available, so there's no waiting! Items can be streamed or downloaded on a computer, Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire or Chromecase device. 
Detailed informaion is available under Online Resources>Hoopla.  Checkouts are limited to 3 per card! 
Dial A Story:
Call 262-457-6616 to hear stories, recipes, poems, booktalks, and more right over the phone! New content will be available for Adults, Teens, and Children every month. 
For more infromaton on myLIBRO, please click here and scroll down. 
Mystery Bundles for Adults & Youth:
 Need something new to read but aren't sure what you want? Let us pick it out for you! OurMystery Bundles are a set of surprise books that we pull for you to try!
Mystery Book Bundle Request Form:

  • You must fill out the appropriate Google Form (see links above) to request a mystery bundle.
  • You can request 1 mystery bundle per week. if you request more than one within a week, the first request will be the only one filled that week.
  • Requests will take up to 72 hours to be filled. You will receive a call once your bundle is ready to be picked up.
  • Mystery bundles have set limits:
    • Board Book Bundle: 4 books
    • Easy Reader Bundle: 8 books
    • Easy Reader/Picture Book Bundle: 8 books
    • Chapter Books Bundle: 5 books
    • YA Book Bundle: 4 books
    • Adult Bundle: 5 books 

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

Password: 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 eaudiobooks. Happy reading! 

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
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.
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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 on Saturday or on Sunday.  Please call 262-673-8240 and select '0' to be connected with a staff member for immediate assistance during open hours.
For questions about your library record, renewing materials, 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. Due to COVID-19, rooms 209 and 210 are available for a max of two people, for a four hour time limit.
To reserve the Community Room or Conference Room, please call 262-673-8240, select '0' and ask to speak with Diane.  Due to COVID-19, both of these rooms are unavailable to the public for meetings and/or gatherings.
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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