Book a Librarian

Request a 30 minute reference or technology appointment.

Book Bag Kits

These themed-backpacks are in the Children’s Department. Choose from over two dozen: Animals, Love, Spanish, People, Silly, Things that Go & more!

Book Club Kits

Russell Library has a collection of Book Club Kits that include 6 or more copies of each book and a discussion guide, all packaged together in a portable tote bag.

Stay on Track Packs

Telling Time, Fractions, Multiplication, Mindfulness, Kindness & more! These conveniently packaged kits are available for checkout.

Online Author Talks

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors. All events are recorded for viewing at any time after the event!

Look at what’s available at Russell Library!

Beyond Recycling

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Learn about zero-waste resources and local businesses that can help you live sustainably.

Book Bundles

Grab & Go themed bundles of books chosen by a librarian are waiting for you in our lobby. Quick & convenient!

Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits include 6 or more copies of each book and a discussion guide, all packaged together in a handy portable tote bag.

Book Match

A personalized reading selection service for all ages. Fill out one of our online forms and our librarians will pick out books just for you!

Book Nook

The Book Nook is the Friends of Russell Library’s year-round book sale. It can be found on the second floor of the library, just off the elevator.

Caregiver Computer Stations

We have two caregiver stations, one in the children’s dept. and one in the Activity Room. These are reserved for adults who have a young child and need to use a computer.

Curbside Pick Up

You don’t need to come inside to pick up your materials! Try Curbside Pickup. Quick, easy, convenient!

Digital Conversion Station

Digitize home videos, from VHS, 8mm, Super 8 and VHS-C, photographs, and documents. By appointment only.


Checkout an item from anywhere in the library using Meescan on your phone. Click here for details.

Middletown Room

The Middletown Room provides public access to materials that document the economic, natural, political, and social history of Middletown.

Phone Chargers

We have two of these charging stations in the library: Teen Department and on the second floor near the computers.

Tech Chairs

These chairs have electric outlets for plugging in a device and a place to charge your phone. Look for them on our second floor.

Russell Library

123 Broad Street
Middletown CT 06457




Online Calendar

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm (October-March)