The library will be closed on Friday, May 20th for the installation of new windows.


The library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in memory of those who died in active military service.


What's happening at CAPL this month?


For details see below


Money Mondays begin to improve our financial literacy on Monday, May 2nd.


Pennsylvania CareerLink will be at the library on Tuesday, May 3rd.


Senator Comitta's office will be at the library to serve the residents of Coatesville on Wednesday, May 4th.


Little Flock Storytime with Miss Pattie continues every Wednesday morning.


Let's Have a Conversation book club, continues on Wednesdays, May 4th and 11th.


How COVID Impacted Domestic Violence in Chester County will be presented by the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County on Thursday, May 5th.


Preschool Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continues every Friday morning.


Tail Waggin' Tutors are back on May 6th, 14th, 20th, and 28th.


Family Yoga will be taught on Saturdays May 7th and 14th.


Bellies and Babies breastfeeding program continues on Saturday, May 7th and Monday, May 16th.


All About Kites! will be presented on Saturday, May 7th.


Library Book Club meets on Monday, May 9th to discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal.


Nature's Little Explorers - Nature Detectives! will be educating us on wildlife in our own back yards on Saturday, May 14th.


Build a Bluebird House!  We'll be getting crafty with rangers from Chester County Parks & Preservation on Saturday, May 14th.



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Money Mondays

Mondays, May 2nd - June 13th at 5:30pm


A 6-week in-Person event at the Coatesville Library focusing on Financial Literacy. The group will meet on Mondays at 5:30 for 1 hour beginning on 5/2. This is a collaborative program with Home of the Sparrow, the Housing Partnership of Chester County, and the CYWA. To register, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tuesday, May 3rd 10am - noon


Representatives from PA CareerLink will be at the Coatesville Library to meet with community members and assist with employment services. Appointments are not required.

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Senator Comitta's Mobile Office Hours

Wednesday, May 4th from 10:00am - noon


State Senator Carolyn Comitta's office continues to support the citizens of Coatesville by providing mobile office hours at the library one day a month.  


The Senator's office will be offering SEPTA Senior Key applications, Property Tax / Rent Rebate Applications, assistance searching through the Unclaimed Property database, or any type of state government assistance.

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Little Flock Story Time

Every Wednesday at 10:30am


Little Flock Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am focusing on skillsets to get ready for kindergarten! See our online calendar for updates.


No story time on May 25th.

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Let's Have a Conversation
Book Club

Wednesdays May 4th and 11th at 6:30pm


These are the final two meetings of this book club to discuss The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones.  Participants can join virtually or in-person. 


For more information and registration, please click this link:

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How COVID Impacted Domestic Violence in Chester County

Thursday May 5th at 1:00pm


Please join us for this virtual program with the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. Topics will include local data trends and what we can do to help with a coordinated community response to prevention. This 60-minute presentation will be followed by 30 minutes for questions.


Please click here to register: 

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Preschool Story Time

Every Friday at 10:30am


Join us for Preschool Storytime! Every Friday at 10:30am down in the Community Room. This month we'll be looking at the different locations On The Farm - in the meadow, at the pond, and in the barn.

On the 6th join us for a Cinco de Mayo celebration of culture and our readers who are participating in our Cruise Into Kindergarten program!

•    6th - Cinco de Mayo Celebration!
•    13th - In The Meadow
•    No story time on May 20th

•    No story time on May 27th

Tail Waggin' Tutors!

Friday, May 6th 11:00am – 12:00pm


Saturdays, May 14th and 28th, 11:00am – 12:00pm


Calling all dog lovers and lovers of books! We will have our corgi friends joining us from Therapy Dogs International to listen to stories and get all of our loving.

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Family Yoga Class

May 7th and 14th at 9:00am


Join Ms. Amanda of Powerful Child at the spring yoga series for the whole family.  Start your weekend off in community: moving, stretching, and breathing together. Plus, grab a book before heading off to weekend activities.  No previous experience required, classes are designed to be accessible for everyone and include the whole family (ages five and up please).  Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or towel for each yogi.

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Bellies and Babies

Saturday, May 7th at 11:00am

Monday, May 16th at 1:00pm


The Bellies and Babies program produced by Mitzvah Circle Diaper Bank continues this month. This program provides new and expectant mothers information on breastfeeding, connects them with other women, and provides free diapers. 


Limited to the first fifteen women on government assistance.  


Women interested should text "Sign Up" to (571) 487-0669

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All About Kites!

Saturday May 7th at 2:00pm


A free event at the Coatesville Library! Our presenters, Nancy and Larry Krablin, will share their passion with us by talking about all the different kind of kites.  All children will decorate their own kite to take home!


Please click here to register:

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Book Club Selection for May

Monday, May 9th at noon


Join us to discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal. Described as, "A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest" – Provided by the Publisher.  


Copies of this title can be checked out at the Coatesville Library.


New participants are always welcome!

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Nature's Little Explorers - Nature Detectives!

Saturday, May 14th at 10:30am


For ages 2-5.


Classes are designed to teach young children and their caregivers about wildlife and nature in their backyards through activities, visits from animals, stories, and take-home crafts.  

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Build a Bluebird House!

Saturday, May 14th at 12:30pm


Park Rangers from Chester County Parks + Preservation will teach us about birds native to Chester County and each child will make a blue bird house to take home! This program is designed for children 7 and up and their families. 


Please click here to register:



Event Calendar

A printable version of our event calendar for May can be found here



The Coatesville Library is now a PokeStop!  Stop by the library to catch a Pokemon and check out a book! We look forward to seeing you soon!


Longwood Gardens Passes are here!

Longwood Gardens is one of our local treasures, and library patrons can go for FREE!  Just come to the library and check out one of our passes that are good for up to 9 people plus children under 5.  The pass is good for general admission and free reservations for select events such as Festival of Fountains evenings, and peak days during A Longwood Christmas.  It also gives the holder a 10% discount at The Garden Shop and on dining.  


Have You Tried Libby?

Libby is the library's app to access ebooks, audiobooks, and more!  Learn more here:


La Biblioteca Pública del Área de Coatesville se complace en anunciar que ahora tenemos una empleada bilingüe que habla español en la biblioteca. Belén Martínez-Gómez está disponible en la biblioteca los lunes y viernes por la tarde y los miércoles por la mañana.