Welcome to R. B. Tullis Branch Library


Location:
21569 US Hwy 59
New Caney, TX 77357
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Phone: 281-577-8968

Branch Manager:
Lynn Pratt ext. 6130


@RBTullisLibrary

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Bookdrops remain open during closings and holiday hours.

2017 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 2: New Year's Day
January 16: Martin Luther King Day
February 20: President's Day
April 14-15: Good Friday.
May 29: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 1: Staff Training Day
September 4: Labor Day
November 10-11: Veteran's Day
November 22: Close at 5:00 p.m.
November 23-25: Thanksgiving
December 23-26: Christmas

Amenities:

Public Computers Public Computers Wi-Fi Wireless Internet
Photocopier Photocopier (b/w) Printer Printer (b/w & color)
Meeting Rooms Meeting Room Study Rooms Study Rooms
Computer Classes Computer Classes eBook Assistance eBook Assistance
Displays Displays/Exhibits Group Tours Group Tours
Outreach Outreach ServicesChildren's Computers Early Learning Computers

Library Friends of R.B. Tullis Branch Library:
President: Janet King
Vice President: Melinda Bacon
Secretary: Juanita Millard
Corresponding Secretary: Suzanne Chamberlain
Treasurer: Harold Coffman
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The East Branch Library was opened in 1974 in leased space in a shopping center between New Caney and Porter. In March, 1983, the East Branch Library was moved into the East County Courthouse Annex.

In October, 1986, East Branch Library opened in its own 6,400 square foot building next to the East County Annex in New Caney. The total cost of construction was $270,000, of which an LSCA grant was obtained for $50,000. In May 1987, the East Branch was renamed R.B. Tullis Library by Commissioners’ Court.

January 2002 saw the acceptance of a Facilities Master Plan by the Planning Task Force. A $10 million bond issue was placed on the November 2002 ballot for the replacement of the existing R.B. Tullis and West branch libraries and the addition of a new branch in the far western portion of The Woodlands. The bond issue was approved by a 52% to 48% margin despite a vigorous anti-campaign staged by a group of citizens opposed to higher taxes. Design of the three new library facilities was initiated in 2003.

The site for the R.B. Tullis building replacement was donated by the East Montgomery County Improvement District, along with $500,000 designated for enhancing aesthetics of the new building. Ground Breaking for the New East Branch Library in New Caney was held on September 9, 2004. The new R. B. Tullis Branch Library held its grand opening on March 30, 2007.

Currently, the R.B. Tullis Branch Library houses a collection of 87,357 items. Computer instruction is offered in the computer training lab.

Statistics: During FY 2015, the Tullis Library circulated 180,396 items and increased to 37,223 cardholders.


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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer.
Our regular programming is listed below. Special events are listed on the calendar.


Adult Book Club

Join us for snacks and discussion! We will be reading a different title each month.

Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room
Contact: 281-577-8968 ext. 6118 or email us.


PBS Book to Movie Club

Join us as we read the book, then we will watch the movie and discuss as a group! We will discuss an adaption from the PBS Masterpiece Library each month.

Date: As listed below
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room
Contact: 281-577-8968 ext. 6114 or email us.

Check the calendar to confirm the date and time

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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer.
Our regular programming is listed below. Special events are listed on the calendar.


Computer Classes

Offered throughout the month - free of charge.

September Calendar    October Calendar


¡Hablemos! / Let’s Talk! Conversation Club

Practice your Spanish/English conversation skills in an informal setting.

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room


Learn to Play the Ukulele

Bring your own uke and tuner and join in the fun! All ages and skill ranges are welcome.

Date: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room


Movie Night

Join us for showings of new releases, literary classics, and other popular movie fare.

Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00PM
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room

Check the calendar to confirm the date and time

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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer.
Our regular programming is listed below. Special events are listed on the calendar.


Teen Writers Group

A monthly group that focuses on helping foster a community of teen writers. Each month we will work on different writing exercises.

Date: One Wednesday a month, September - April. Please refer to the calendar.
Time: 4:00 PM