Tatum Library is part of the Rusk County Library System. Our community values the Tatum Library, because not only does it provides many books to read, it serves our community with ESL classes (English as a second language), monthly book club, extracurricular activities, free public internet access, AR level & point books (same as Tatum Primary) and so much more. Our library is a great asset to our Town, so stop by and enjoy a good book.

Library Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Book donations are always welcome. Looking for something to do; Volunteer at the library. Service hours or community service are available too.

History of Tatum Public Library

The Tatum Public Library opened in 1975 with enthusiastic support from library supporters. In 1978, the library moved from Tatum City Hall into a larger building. Later, the Friends of the Rusk County Library purchased land for the construction of a new building, and in 1990 the building campaign gained momentum with a $50,000 Meadows Foundation grant. Tatum area residents launched a widespread campaign to raise matching funds and exceeded their campaign goal of $50,000 and raised $110,000 in one year.

The new library building was opened on March 29, 1993 at the new location of 335 Hood Street in Tatum. The Tatum Library is located in a supportive community and has a very active Volunteer group. For more information on the Friends of the Tatum Public Library, please contact 903-947-2211.