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.
Computer classes are offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information.
Adult Book Club
We meet monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor Conference Room. New participants are always encouraged to join us!
Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact
Laura Brownell, 281-577-8968.
PBS Masterpiece Book/Movie Club
Explore the Classics, Mysteries, and Contemporary adaptations from the PBS Masterpiece library. Read the book, watch the movie, and discuss. We will meet from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the upstairs Conference Room. New participants are always encouraged to join us!
- January 25 - 39 Steps by John Buchan
- February 22 - Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh
- March 22 - Master of the Moor by Ruth Rendell
Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Nichols, 281-577-8968 ext. 6114.