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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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May 2022 Bestsellers

Adult Fiction

  1. Run, Rose, Run, by Dolly Parton & James Patterson
  2. The Recovery Agent, by Janet Evanovich
  3. The Paris Apartment, by Lucy Foley
  4. French Braid, by Anne Tyler
  5. The Match, by Harlan Coben
  6. Shadows Reel, by C J Box
  7. A Sunlit Weapon, by Jacqueline Winspear
  8. One Italian Summer, by Rebecca Serle
  9. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
  10. The Lightning Rod, by Brad Meltzer


                     Adult Non-Fiction


  1. One Damn Thing After Another, by William P Barr
  2. The 1619 Project, edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  3. Lessons from the Edge, by Marie Yovanovitch
  4. The Storyteller, by Dave Grohl
  5. Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner
  6. Will, by Will Smith
  7. Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey
  8. Against All Odds, by Alex Kershaw
  9. Truly, Madly, by Stephen Galloway
  10. Red-Handed, by Peter Schweizer




  1. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M McManus
  2. Gallant, by V E Schwab
  3. You’ve Reached Sam, by Dustin Thao
  4. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  5. Loveless, by Alice Oseman
  6. Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhao
  7. These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong
  8. The Hawthorne Legacy, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  9. Anatomy, by Dana Schwartz
  10. I Must Betray You, by Ruta Sepetys


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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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