What's happening at CAPL this month?
We have a great new program called Bellies and Babies starting on Wednesday, October 2nd.
Senator Comitta's office is having mobile office hours in the library on Wednesday, October 6th.
Our book club meets on Monday, October 11th to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
Our own Erika Haak is making Super Saturday on October 16th.
Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continues to entertain preschoolers every Friday morning.
Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser
Support the library by buying BOSCOV's shopping passes!
People with our $5 passes will receive a 25% discount on most items purchased on October 20th.
Details are at our circulation desk
Bellies and Babies
This month we are starting a new program called Bellies and Babies, produced by Mitzvah Circle Diaper Bank. This program will be providing new and expectant mothers information on breastfeeding, connect them with other women, and provide free diapers.
Limited to the first fifteen women on government assistance.
Meetings are every two weeks starting on Saturday, October 2nd, from 11am - 12pm in the library.
Women interested should text "Sign Up" to (571) 487-0669
Book Club Selection for October
Join us on Monday, October 11th at noon to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
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 The Garden Shop and on dining.
To: Caln Township for its generous donation
To: Mr. William L. Haines for his bequest
To: JG for their continuing support
To: Everyone that participated in our Buck a Book fundraiser. You raised over $1300!
Senator Comitta's Mobile Office Hours
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.
On Wednesday, October 6th, from 10:00am - 12:00pm 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.
Youth Services Coordinator Erika Haak continues to innovate and inspire. On Saturday, October 16th at 10:30am she is inviting curious kids from kindergarten through 6th grade to come get their robot fix! Kids can make their own brush bot to take home and come play with our bee bots.
Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon
Our power team of Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continue their winning trend of entertaining preschoolers with reading and music every Friday at 10:30am.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is a nightmare for too many of our neighbors. The library has partnered with local agencies to collect goods (sorry, no clothing) they can use to help a victim get away from their abuser and start anew. There is a donation box in the library with a list of items the agencies are looking for.
A printable version of our event calendar for October can be found here
We are most thankful for our volunteers who work behind the scenes & often help the library in creative ways. Lisa Crane has made a HUGE contribution of her time and talent in 2021. In Spring, she worked tirelessly sorting books & making our Spring Book sale a big success. Many of her ideas were used to improve the process. In Summer, Lisa had an idea for a unique adult summer fundraiser. Our patrons were encouraged to track their Summer Reading & contribute a dollar for each book they read. This event generated lots of interest in reading & raised over a thousand dollars for the library! The Board of Trustees, Director, & staff would like to thank Lisa for using her initiative in suggesting a unique way to promote summer adult reading and we are grateful for her willingness to assist when needed.
If YOU have an idea you for fundraising at the library, we’d like to hear from you!