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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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           January 2020 Bestsellers


                     Adult Fiction

  1. A Minute to Midnight, by David Baldacci
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  3. The Guardians, by John Grisham
  4. Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
  5. Blue Moon, by Lee Child
  6. Tom Clancy: Code of Honor, by Marc Cameron
  7. The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
  8. The Night Fire, by Michael Connelly
  9. The Institute, by Stephen King
  10. Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout



  1. A Warning, by Anonymous
  2. Triggered, by Donald Trump Jr
  3. Me, by Elton John
  4. Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  5. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers, by Brian Kilmeade
  6. Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  7. Finding Chika, by Mitch Albom
  8. Educated, by Tara Westover
  9. The Body, by Bill Bryson
  10. With All Due Respect, by Nikki R Haley


                   Junior Fiction

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


    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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