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!
Frederick Backman, Sadeqa Johnson, Simon Winchester & more!
LIVE OR RECORDED
Watch live or view the recording at your conveniencve.
A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS
Mystery, fantasy, historical, biography, business, and so much more!
Look at what’s available at Russell Library!
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Learn about zero-waste resources and local businesses that can help you live sustainably.
Grab & Go themed bundles of books chosen by a librarian are waiting for you in our lobby. Quick & convenient!
A personalized reading recommendation service for all ages. Fill out one of our online forms and our librarians will pick out books just for you!
The Friends of Russell Library’s in-library book sale is back and better than ever! The Book Nook can be found on the second floor of the library, just off the elevator.
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 using our various converting devices. By appointment only.
Communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. (Russell Library card required.)
A mobile hotspot is an electronic device that makes it possible to use the internet in areas with no service. Once it has picked up a cellular data connection, it can share that connection with other devices.
Job & Career Services
The Russell Library offers a wide-array of job services, including online assistance and weekly seminars to help you with your job search.
Learn to Be Anti-Racist
At the Russell Library, we are committed to fostering an equitable society in which all people have the opportunity to transform their lives for the better.
The mission of the Middletown Room is to identify, collect, organize, preserve, and provide public access to the materials that document the economic, natural, political, and social history of Middletown.
We have four of these charging stations in the library: Teen Dept., Children’s Dept. the Lobby and on the second floor near the computers.
You can now check out your own materials! Self-checkouts can be found in the lobby and in the children’s department. You can also check out items using your phone. Click here for details.
123 Broad Street, Middletown CT 06457
Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm (October-March)