Tarkington Community Library

Welcome Home


Curb side service and online reservations are now available!

Online reservations can be made through our online catalog. All you need is your library card number and your login information. The link to our catalog is located on the main menu of this website.

Call-in and curb side assistance is also available. Simply call ahead during open hours (281) 592-5136 and we will be happy to assist you in finding the right book for you.

We can search by author, book title or we can bring you our recommendations.

If you have any questions please email us at: info@tarkingtonlib.org

Thanksgiving Charm Bracelet Craft

Join us Monday, November 22, 2021 at 4:00pm for a reading and Thanksgiving Charm Bracelet craft to keep or give to someone special.


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It's easy to do and quarterly donations are made to the library at no additional cost to you!

Help keep Tarkington Reading!

Come in and see us to apply for your card and check out our catalog!

Your new card enables you to access our catalog to place holds, renew books, and give us feedback on how we are doing.

Since February 1, 2018, we have had a new automated catalog - and that means you may need a new library card!


Have you picked up your new library card?

Watch our Facebook Page for upcoming events and uploads!

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Books can still be returned through our drop box

What Should You Read Next?

Have you read EVERYTHING from your favorite author? Stumped about what to read next? Check out these sites that recommend authors based on which authors you already like to read!

LibraryThing is a powerful online book-cataloging tool. Non-members can browse the lists and suggestions but in order to take advantage of the massive catalog of millions of books and the tastes of their owners you should really sign up and enter in some of your favorites to build a personal virtual library.

GoodReads is a book lover's site with great features like interviews with authors, book trivia, book swap events, and more. Most notable however are the lists. We're not talking lists of questionable quality by one person, we're talking lists compiled with the inputs of thousands and thousands of users.

Tourist Map of Literature is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) interface that visually shows users how similar the style of a writer is to the styles of other writers. Powered by gnod.org, Tourist Map of Literature is an on-going process that changes with the information that is added by users.

Library Staff : Ruth Stetson , Hannah Taylor, Laura Walker

Community Partners:

Cannon's Farm & Ranch * Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic

Ranch Hand Restaurant * Pace Stancil Funeral Home * Cameron Real Estate * Old Wells Store

(Interested in partnering with the Tarkington Community Library? Contact library staff for more information.)