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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.


320 S. Commercial
Goliad, Texas 77963
361/645-2291
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Friday - Closed
County Librarian: Claudine Janota
cjanota@goliadcountytx.gov

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July 2018 Bestsellers

 

                                                                          Adult Fiction

  1. The Outsider, by Stephen King
  2. The Cast, by Danielle Steel
  3. The 17th Suspect, by James Patterson
  4. The Fallen, by David Baldacci
  5. By Invitation Only, by Dorothea Benton
  6. Beach House Reunion, by Mary Alice Monroe
  7. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate
  8. Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje
  9. The High Tide Club, by Mary Kay Andrews
  10. Twisted Prey, by John Sandford

 

                          Non-Fiction

  1. The Restless Wave, by John McCain
  2. The Soul of America, by Jon Meacham
  3. Facts and Fears, by James R. Clapper
  4. How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan
  5. Barracoon, by Zora Neale Hurston
  6. A Higher Loyalty, by James Comey
  7. Three Days in Moscow, by Bret Baier
  8. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara
  9. Factfulness, by Hans Rosling
  10. Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou

 

                         Junior Fiction

  1. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  2. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
  3. Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green
  4. Furyborn, by Claire Legrand
  5. Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds
  6. The Fates Divide, by Veronica Roth
  7. I Have Lost My Way, by Gayle Forman
  8. Leah on the Offbeat, by Becky Albertalli
  9. The Hazel Wood, by Melissa Albert
  10. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M McManus

 

    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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