Welcome to R. B. Tullis Library

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

Branch Manager:
Lynn Alayon ext. 6130


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

Bookdrops remain open during closings and holiday hours.

2016 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 1: New Year's Day
January 18: Martin Luther King Day
February 15: President's Day
March 25-26: Good Friday
May 30: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 5: Labor Day
November 11: Veteran's Day
November 23: Close at 5:00 p.m.
November 24-26: Thanksgiving
December 22: Close at 5:00 p.m.
December 23-26: Christmas


 Public Computers  Wireless Internet
 Photocopier (b/w)  Printer (b/w & color)
 Meeting Room  Study Rooms
 Computer Classes  eBook Assistance
 Displays/Exhibits Group Tours
Outreach Services 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

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!

  • September 28 Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
  • October 26 Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola
  • *There will be no more meetings in 2016. Happy Holidays!*

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Nichols, 281-577-8968 ext. 6114.