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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.

Notice from the Goliad County Library:

In order to maximize the protection of our patrons and staff we feel it necessary to be closed to the public for a period of time beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, 2020. At that time we will re-access the circumstances and update our patrons.

We invite our adult (ONLY) patrons to come in and check out enough reading material to get them through this crisis by 3p.m. this Thursday, March 19. DVD’s are still limited to 2 per household.

If interested in e-books, feel free to phone the library for assistance.

If, during this time you need research assistance, please email your request to sparks@goliadcountytx.gov.

We ask patrons to please return all items to the drop box as they become due. Please give us a call if you need to recheck any materials.

For more information, please call 361-645-2291, or email the Library Director at cjanota@goliadcountytx.gov

We wish our patrons well during this difficult time.

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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           May 2020 Bestsellers

Adult Fiction

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owen
  2. The Boy from the Woods, by Harlan Coben
  3. American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins
  4. The Glass Hotel, by Emily St. John
  5. In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle
  6. The Last Odyssey, by James Rollins
  7. The Sinner, by J. R. Ward
  8. The Mirror & The Light, by Hilary Mantel
  9. The City We Became, by N. K. Jemisin
  10. The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides


  1. The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson
  2. Untamed, by Glennon Doyle
  3. Educated, by Tara Westover
  4. Lady in Waiting, by Anne Glenconner
  5. The Office, by Andy Greene
  6. The Mamba Mentality, by Kobe Bryant
  7. Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  8. Open Book, by Jessica Simpson
  9. The Gift of Forgiveness, by Katherine Schwarzenegger
  10. Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell

Junior Fiction

  1. Chain of Gold, by Cassandra Clare
  2. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M. McManus
  3. Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott
  4. Children of Virtue and Vengeance, by Tomi Adeyemi
  5. One of Us is Next, by Karen M. McManus
  6. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  7. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, by Holly Jackson
  8. Stamped, by Jason Reynolds
  9. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
  10. The Queen’s Assassin, by Melissa de la Cruz

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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