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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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 December 2022 Bestsellers

Adult Fiction
1. The Boys from Biloxi, by John Grisham
2. Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver
3. Fairy Tale, by Stephen King
4. Long Shadows, by David Baldacci
5. Dreamland, by Nicholas Sparks
6. Mad Honey, by Jodi Picoult
7. The Maze, by Nelson DeMille
8. Verity, by Colleen Hoover
9. Our Missing Hearts, by Celeste NG
10. Liberation Day, by George Sanders

Adult Non-Fiction

1. Beyond the Wand, by Tom Felton
2. And There Was Light, by Jon Meacham
3. I’m Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy
4. Madly, Deeply, by Alan Rickman
5. The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man, by Paul Newman
6. Confidence Man, by Maggie Haberman
7. Waxing On, by Ralph Macchio
8. Killing the Legends, by Bill O’Reilly
9. Bibi, by Benjamin Netanyahu
10. Live Wire, by Kelly Ripa


1. Long Live the Pumpkin Queen, by Shea Ernshaw
2. The First to Die at the End, by Adam Silvera
3. I Was Born for This, by Alice Oseman
4. Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization, by A. W. Jantha
5. The Ballad of Never After, by Stephanie Garber
6. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M McManus
7. The Girl in the Castle, by James Patterson
8. Lightlark, by Alex Aster
9. Foul Lady Fortune, by Chloe Gong
10. Nothing More to Tell, by Karen M McManus  

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 and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m.. closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. You may also contact Shelley by phone at 361-645-2291 or email, sparks@goliadcountytx.gov.


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