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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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February 2021 Bestsellers

 Adult Fiction

  1. A Time for Mercy, by John Grisham
  2. Ready Player Two, by Ernest Cline
  3. The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
  4. The Return, by Nicholas Sparks
  5. Deadly Cross, by James Patterson
  6. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  7. If It Bleeds, by Stephen King
  8. Daylight, by David Baldacci
  9. The Sentinel, by Lee Child
  10. Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman


1.       A Promised Land, by Barack Obama
2.       Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey
3.       Becoming, by Michelle Obama
4.       Untamed, by Glennon Doyle
5.       World of Wonders, by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
6.       Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson
7.       Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld
8.       Humans, by Brandon Stanton
9.       Bag Man, by Rachel Maddow
10.   The Last Days of John Lennon, by James Patterson

Junior Fiction

1.       One of Us is Lying, by Karen M McManus
2.       The Cousins, by Karen M McManus
3.       Essentially Charli, by Charli D’Amulet
4.       Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi, by F C Yee
5.       The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
6.       Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi, by F C Yee
7.       A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, by Holly Jackson
8.       Stamped, by Jason Reynolds
9.       The Black Friend, by Frederick Joseph
10.   Dear Justice, by Nic Stone

    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, sparks@goliadcountytx.gov.


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