About Russell Library Information Desk

Here you will find helpful information such as our hours of operations, directions to Russell Library, employment opportunities, contact information if you're looking to speak with someone on our staff specifically, and some interesting facts about Russell Library's history.

"I had never been so truly free in my life."

These remarkable words of Malcolm X describe what it meant to learn to read while in prison. They also speak of the vision of Russell Library as "A Gateway to the Future of Middletown." The library that has served the residents of Middletown for more than a century is a gateway that

  • helps children explore the world around and within,
  • enables teens to grow towards new understandings, and
  • ensures that adults have access to the fullness of human experience.

In an era of changing formats for information, Russell Library is responding. At a time of uncertainty, the Library provides a sure foundation. For all of Middletown, we are here.

- Arthur S. Meyers, Director