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Friends of the Hartford Library (FHL) donated $3,000 to help the library reach their goal of installing a new sound and video​ system in the Community Room of the Jack Russell Memorial Library! The total project was completed in late September, costed nearly $18,000 which includes all the equipment, installation, and electrical work. The bequest from the estate of Dolores O’Brien covered the remaining $15,000. The new sound system will be a great benefit to various groups who use the Community Room almost daily. 

Pictured from left to right:  Laurie Hilger, Jennifer Einwalter-Jack Russell Library Director, Laurie Parsons, and Micki Hoffmann 

Join the Friends


FHL supports the Jack Russell Memorial Library through supplemental funding and programs to engage those who love our library as much as we do. Join us every Spring and Fall for a fund-raising book sale, and view our program schedule to see what is coming up next. 

New Sound and Video System

IMPORTANT Program Meeting

You enjoy the FHL programs at the Library — they’re free, they’re entertaining, they’re educational, and they’re FREE!

You know people who know things, who know how to do things, who know people.
You have ideas for programs! Share!

The Friends of the Hartford Library will host an ALL MEMBER Program Meeting with Snacks & Suggestions
May 11th at 5:30

We provide appetizers — you provide ideas!

Friends of the Hartford Library

Annual Memberships

​Family: $15 Individual: $10