Tarkington Community Library

 Let's help keep Tarkington Reading!

Support your local library today!

It's super easy to do! You can click on the link below 


or scan the QR code.  

Of course, for your convenience we still take money and check donations at the library. 


Don't miss the Library's June summer programs. 

Register today! 

Come in today to apply for your card and check out our online 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 that you may need a new library card!

Have you picked up your new library card?

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Books can still be returned through our dropbox

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 : Taylor Vela, Angela Rodgers & Shalie Adams

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.)

Curbside 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 curbside assistance is also available. Simply call ahead during open hours at (281) 592-5136 and we will be happy to assist you in finding the right book for you.  We can search by author, or book title or we can bring you our recommendations. 

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