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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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 August 2022 Bestsellers

Adult Fiction

  1. The Hotel Nantucket, by Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Sparring Partners, by John Grisham
  3. The House Across the Lake, by Riley Sager
  4. Escape, by James Patterson
  5. Lapvona, by Ottessa Moshfegh
  6. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
  7. The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave
  8. Meant to Be, by Emily Giffin
  9. Horse, by Geraldine Brooks
  10. Run, Rose, Run, by Dolly Parton

Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Battle for the American Mind, by Pete Hegseth
  2. An Immense World, by Ed Yong
  3. Happy-Go-Lucky, by David Sedaris
  4. Killing the Killers, by Bill O’Reilly
  5. James Patterson, by James Patterson
  6. Finding Me, by Viola Davis
  7. I’d Like to Play Alone, Please, by Tom Segura
  8. River of the Gods, by Candice Millard
  9. Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner
  10. Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey


  1. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M McManus
  2. Family of Liars, by E Lockhart
  3. Loveless, by Alice Oseman
  4. I Kissed Shara Wheeler, by Casey McQuiston
  5. You’ve Reached Sam, by Dustin Thao
  6. The Hawthorne Legacy, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  7. She Gets the Girl, by Rachael Lippincott
  8. Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhao
  9. Gallant, by V E Schwab
  10. This Wicked Fate, by Kalynn Bayron


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    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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