800 S.Redwood Ave., Kountze, Texas

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Welcome visitors!

Kountze Public Library is located in the middle of the Big Thicket, tucked away in Kountze, Texas with resources that reach around the world.

Kountze Public Library is a member of
Texas State Library, CTLS, Inc. and a participant
in Navigator Interlibrary Loan System.

The Miss Kountze Pageant 2016 has been
scheduled for May 7, beginning at 5PM. 
(Rehearsal will begin Friday, May 6, at 5PM). 
Location: Kountze Intermediate School.
Entry forms are now available at

Kountze Library and Kountze School Offices.
To print Entry forms from this website, type
Miss Kountze 2016 in the "Search Website" box
at the top right hand of the home page. That will
open a page with a blue link to the Entry Form. Click
that link and it will take you to a second page with a
link. Clicking on that link will open the page with a
printable brochure that contains Pageant Rules,
Entry form and full information.
 New this year! A $250 scholarship will be
given to the winner of Group 5 "Miss Kountze!"
Pageant proceeds benefit the Book Fund of
Kountze Library


Mark Your Calendar for--
A Book Signing with
Ernest G. Brown,
author of The Ghosts of Black Creek. Brown was raised in the Big Thicket of Hardin County, one of eight children. His book is a collection of short vignettes that relate the triumphs and tragedies of a  poor, hard-working family. He describes the experiences of  growing up on the banks of Black Creek in what is now called the Little Rock Community.   
Copies of his book will be available for sale in the
Bevil Meeting Room of the Library on Monday, May 23
from 10AM till 2PM.  Everyone is invited to come and
meet the author!

Texas Summer Reading Club 2016
See the Programs link to the left of this page--
then select Texas Summer Reading Club Link
for a full schedule of programs.

Bill Davis, author, with Nancy who
purchased his newest book.

Bill Davis visits at Kountze Library
Sgt. Bill Davis held a book signing in the Bevil Meeting
Room of Kountze Public Library on April 4 from 10-2PM.
He visited with well-wishers and signed copies of his
brand-new book, Imperfect Love ~ Imperfect Justice.
Davis, honorably retired from the Beaumont Police
Department, also authored the well-known title,
So Innocent, Yet So Dead, published in 1998.

Woman’s Club of Kountze Team held a recent fundraiser for
Relay for Life. Members sold chances to win two tickets to a Rockets Basketball game.  The drawing for a winner was held Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. at Kountze Public Library.  The winner was Tray Tate of Kountze.  The Woman’s Cub of Kountze Team is walking in memory of Jerrie Read, past member of Woman’s Club of Kountze and supporter of Kountze Public Library.  Pictured above are: Jim Read (son of Jerrie Read) and Hudson, Hadleigh,and Read Kunk (Jerrie Read’s great-grandchildren).



OverDrive Access through
Piney Woods Digital Consortium
Card holders of Kountze Library have access to digital materials including e-books, e-audio books and movies. Visit http://pwdl.lib.overdrive.com. Select Kountze Public Library. Use your entire 13-digit library card number to login.  If you don't know your card number, contact the library at
409 246-2826.

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Click here for the Current list of core TexShare Databases. Call the library for password and username--409-246-2826