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Goliad County Library
Mission Statement
The mission of the Goliad County Library is to provide the community the resources and services for their informational, educational, cultural, and professional needs. The library has a special mission to foster a love of reading and lifelong learning. The library is committed to preserving the integrity of the special collections in the Texas History Room.
County Librarian
Claudine Janota
320 S. Commercial
Goliad, Texas 77963
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Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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December 2019 Bestsellers


  Adult Fiction

  1. The Night Fire, by Michael Connelly
  2. The Guardians, by John Grisham
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  4. The Deserter, by Nelson DeMille
  5. Agent Running in the Field, by John Le Carre
  6. The 19th Christmas, by James Patterson
  7. The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
  8. The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  9. The Institute, by Stephen King
  10. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood



  1. Me, by Elton John
  2. Catch and Kill, by Ronan Farrow
  3. Dumpty, by John Lithgow
  4. Blowout, by Rachel Maddow
  5. Three Days at the Brink, by Bret Baier
  6. Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  7. Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden
  8. Educated, by Tara Westover
  9. The Way I Heard It, by Mike Rowe
  10. Touched by the Sun, by Carly Simon


Junior Fiction

  1. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  2. The Secret Commonwealth, by Philip Pullman
  3. Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel, by A. W. Jantha
  4. The Fountains of Silence,by Ruta Sepetys
  5. Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott
  6. Wayward Son, by Rainbow Rowell
  7. The Beautiful, by Renee Ahdieh
  8. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
  9. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M. McManus
  10. Frankly in Love, by David Yoon


   List Provided by The New York Times












    J.A. White Family Goliad Center for Texas History

The J.A. White Family Goliad Center for Texas History located in the Goliad County Library seeks to collect, preserve, and provide access to significant materials that document the history of Goliad County and the Coastal Bend Region.

Presently, collections in the Center consist of materials regarding the Judge J.A. White Family, the Markethouse Museum, Patsy Light, Tim VonDohlen, as well as the record collections of local organizations, including the First United Methodist Church of Goliad. Collections are composed of various formats, including journals, newspapers, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, photographs, yearbooks, newspapers on microfilm and DVDs, audio recordings, scrapbooks, genealogies, a vertical file, and the Texana book collection, which consists of over 800 titles. We also have bound oral history interviews from members of our community, which supplement the historical records and holdings in the Goliad Center for Texas History.

The Center receives researchers primarily interested in Goliad’s role in Texas History and genealogy, and we encourage anyone and everyone to stop by and visit our new facility and view our holdings. Please keep in mind that the Goliad Center for Texas History is an archives, and as such, the majority of the materials are non-circulating and cannot leave the building. If you are interested in visiting us, Shelley Parks, Curator for the Center for Texas History is available  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8a.m. to 5:00p.m. You may also contact Shelley by phone at 361-645-2291 or email,


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