Summer Reading

Studies show that reading during summer months prevents “summer reading loss.” Children who "lose" reading skills over the summer stay behind their classmates in the fall because the children who read over the summer do not stop improving their skills. By middle school, children who lose reading skills over the summer are up to two years behind their peers. Participation in a summer reading program is just the thing to hone those skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Obviously, summer reading is vital to healthy reading skills, but there is no reason for it to be boring! TCL is offering a host of activities this summer that promise to make Summer Reading 2019 the most exciting year ever!

Tarkington ISD students are encouraged to keep summer reading logs. and students that meet their goals are rewarded with a water party in the fall. TCL partners with Tarkington ISD to make this goal an easy mark. We have a variety of "level readers" as well as traditional library books that count toward summer reading goals. Together we can make a better future for our children by helping them develop the skills they will need to be successful adults.

Summer Reading Schedule

7th @ 10am




Ranch Day @ the Library

Howdy! we are kicking off Summer Reading by bringing a ranch experience to you. Wear your Hat and spurs!

14th @ 10am

No Event Today

Happy Independence Day! We are spending this time recovering from eating BBQ and watching fireworks.

Heavy Metal

What does a blacksmith do? Join us and find out! We will have a demonstration, storytime, and snacks!

12th @ 10am

K-911!TCL proudly hosts a local K-9 Detective. He is going to show us all what it is like to be a police dog with fun, tricks, and demonstrations. Bring your camera!


19th @ 10am

Imagination Stations

Do you like to play with Legos? How about Play Doh? if you answered "Yes," then this is the event for you. Join us for stations where you use your imagination!

26th @ 10am

Hall of Shame

Come out an see the Operation Game Thief Wall of Shame!

@ 10amHPD @ TCLTCL will be hosting the Houston Police Department's Mounted Patrol Officers. Don't forget your camera, we will have photo-ops!

28th @ 10amDomino's Pizza Throwing PartyHave you ever wanted to know how they throw the pizza in the air like they do on TV? Come and learn how. AND get some free Pizza!


Do you like Pokemon? Come out and join us for a morning of Pokemon arts and crafts!

2nd @ 10am

Pokemon Rocks!

TCL is hosting our 2nd Annual Community Health Fair and School Supply Give Away!

9th @10am

Community Health Fair and School Supply Giveaway

Join us just in time for back to school for free hearing and vision screenings, and free school supplies!