News and Upcoming Events

  • JRML will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.  The drive thru book return will be open for dropping materials off.  Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 23 at 10am.  Have a nice first weekend of summer 2019.

  • Friends of the Hartford Library and JRML are pleased to announce we are hosting a Book Launch Event for local Hartford Author Holly Quinn on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7pm. The second book in her Hand Crafted Mystery Series, A Crafter Hooks A Killer is being released at JRML.  Come join us for cake and taste the lasagna recipe featured in the book.  And there will be door themed doors prizes.  It's exciting because the library along with downtown Hartford are used as settings in her series.  The first book in the series is called A Crafter Knits a Clue and will be discussed by our book discussion group on Monday, June 10 at 6:30pm.  

  • We've been hearing from patrons they are not receiving email notifications for holds and reminders of items coming due.  For some reason, especially with gmail, emails from the library are going to spam and/or the junk folder. To avoid missing out on emails from us, please add the following address to your email contacts list: [email protected] .

  • Our Youth Summer Learning Challenge Program is available now! Sign-Up for the Summer Learning Challenge will start Monday, June 3. Our storytimes along will all our other Summer activities will begin the week of June 10. We hope you can join us as we read, discover, and create our way through Summer!

  • Join us this summer 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.

  • Starting July 1, 2019 library hours are changing.  We will be open at 9am Monday thru Saturday.
    • Monday 9am-8pm
    • Tuesday 9am-8pm
    • Wednesday 9am-8pm
    • Thursday 9am-8pm
    • Friday 9am-5:30pm
    • Saturday 9am-2pm
    • Sunday CLOSED
  • Crafts for Grown-ups has returned. 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.
    • June 17
    • September 16
    • December 16

    • 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 May 18, 2019
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