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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
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Friday - Closed
County Librarian: Claudine Janota

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                                                                    May 2018 Bestsellers


                                                                          Adult Fiction

  1. Accidental Heroes, by Danielle Steel
  2. The Punishment She Deserves, by Elizabeth George
  3. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
  4. The Rising Sea, by Clive Cussler
  5. The Bishop’s Pawn, by Steve Berry
  6. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
  7. The Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn
  8. The Escape Artist, by Brad Meltzer
  9. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate
  10. An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones



  1. Russian Roulette, by Michael Isikoff
  2. Secret Empires, by Peter Schweizer
  3. Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff
  4. Educated, by Tara Westover
  5. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil DeGrasse
  6. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara
  7. Obama, by Pete Souza
  8. Enlightenment, by Steven Pinker
  9. The Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish
  10. In the Shadows of Statues, by Mitch Landrieu


                         Junior Fiction

  1. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  3. Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green
  4. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M McManus
  5. The Hazel Wood, by Melissa Albert
  6. The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo
  7. Thunderhead, by Neal Shusterman
  8. Batman: Nightwalker, by Marie Lu
  9. The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black
  10. The Astonishing Color of After, by Emily X R Pan

    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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