News and Upcoming Events
  • UPDATE:  The phones are back up and working at of 10:40am on 10.8.19. 
         With the exception of the Police          Department and Taxi service, all phone          lines within the City of Hartford are          currently down due to an equipment          failure.  Spectrum is working to resolve          the issue as soon as possible.  Please          email the library at          [email protected]  We          apologize for the inconvience.  Thank          you for your patience and          understanding.
  • The Million Page Challenge Starts October 1st!  JRML is challenging YOU to read 1,000,000 pages during the month of October.  The five highest readers will each receive a $20 gift card to a store of their choice.  Bookmark trackers are available here and at the library.  The rules are easy:
    1. Open to all ages
    2. Count only items borrowed through the library 
    3. Ebooks and audiobooks count

  • Earn, Save, Spend, Give is our Fall 2019 program. Wednesday's in October from 6:30-7:45pm a variety of practical financial strategies will be presetned throughout this four week program.  Take time to reflect, take control and develop a plan that matches your personal lifestyle and values.  Perfect for adults of all ages who are looking to make changes in their money management habits.  No registration required.  Call Jennifer @ the library with any questions (262-673-8241).

  • We've received requests from the public to hold a program about CBD oil.  The West Bend, Germantown and Slinger Libraries have either had a program on this topic or are planning to have one.  JRML invited the same speaker, Connie Mose, a registered nurse to share her knowledge.  The program is called The ABC's of CBD Oil.  You will learn everything you've always wanted to about CBD (cannabidiol)oil, the history of hemp and the many uses of CBD.  Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm.  Limited to 100 people.  No registration necessary. PLEASE NOTE:  This is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES only and intended for ages 18 and up.  CBD Oil will NOT be for sale.  Please contact JRML Director Jennifer @ 262-673-8241 with any questions.  

  • 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 October 8, 2019
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