What's happening at CAPL this month?

The library is closed January 1st for New Year's Day.


Bellies and Babies breastfeeding program continues on Wednesday, January 5th and Saturday, January 15th.


The fabulous Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continues to entertain & educate preschoolers every Friday morning.


We will be introducing kids and adults to owls on Saturday, January 8th.


Tail Waggin' Tutors is back on January 8th, 14th, 22nd, and 28th.


Our book club meets on Monday, January 10th to discuss Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.


We will be meeting to learn about climate change in southeastern Pennsylvania on Thursdays, January 13th and 20th.  


We want to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all of our library friends that contributed to our 2021 Annual Campaign!!  Our theme this year is because of you and it is truly because of your generosity that we are very close to our goal of $20,000.  We are grateful to each person that donated to this campaign and the funds will help ensure that we continue to provide meaningful resources and programs for our community.  Again, thank you very much! 

CAPL has received a $10,000 grant from the Kistler Tiffany Hope for Children Foundation for children’s programming in 2022. We plan to expand our story time programs and add more outreach to our community’s families.

Thank you to East Fallowfield Township for their donation of $8,000 to the library!  "The Coatesville Area Library is a great community asset that offers a variety of benefits to our local community. We are happy to support this important asset”, said East Fallowfield Township Manager Scott Swichar.

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Several improvements have been made to the Coatesville Library over the past few years including new carpet on the main level, a new entry door on Lincoln Avenue, and a new HVAC system.  We are excited to share news about future enhancements to the library facility during 2022! 

  • New energy efficient windows will be installed throughout the library!
  • The lights on the main level will be upgraded to brighter, more energy-efficient LEDs!
  • A new circulation desk!

We have a new sign!

Please stop by and see the new, beautiful sign outside the library!  It was installed during the week of December 6, 2021 by Denron Signs.  A special thank you to the Hillview Newsletter Committee for their generous support of this updated sign!


Bellies and Babies

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.  


Meetings are approximately every two weeks on Saturdays.   This month the meetings are on January 5th from 3:30 - 4:30pm, and January 15th from 11am - 12pm in the library.


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

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.  

Nature's Little Explorers

We are pleased to launch a new kids program series called "Nature's Little Explorer's".  This month's theme is "Eyes on Owls", and will be on Saturday, January 8th at 10:30am.


A learning experience for children ages 2 through 5, designed to teach young children and their caregivers more about wildlife and nature in their back yards through activities, visits from animals, stories, and take-home crafts.
Masks required for everyone. No registration required!

Tail Waggin' Tutors!

  • Buttons, Saturdays, January 8th and 22nd, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Bubba, Fridays, January 14th and 28th, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Calling all dog lovers and lovers of books! We will have Bubba or Buttons from Therapy Dogs International joining us to listen to stories and get all of our loving. Please come any time listed above to take turns with others reading stories or magazines or graphic novels to Buttons or Bubba. Anyone of any age is welcome!

Book Club Selection for January

Join us on Monday, January 10th at noon to discuss Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.


Viewing an apartment normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. -- adapted from back cover

Climate Change and Southeastern Pennsylvania


This is an online event on Thursday, January 13th at 1:30pm and Thursday, January 20th at 7:00pm.

We are inviting patrons to watch the January 13th presentation with us in our community room

This presentation will touch on the science, impacts, solutions, and hope for residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania with respect to a changing climate. This event is presented by Climate Reality Leader Molly Wagle. Molly is a resident of Chester County, Sr. Innovation Engineer II & Sustainability Specialist in the medical device sector, and is passionate about spreading hope with respect to sustainability and climate change.

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.  



Event Calendar

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


Have you tried Flipster?


Flipster is a free service provided by the library that allows patrons to read magazines online.  There are 163 titles in 24 categories that you can read at your leisure, on your own device, in your own home.  You can access Flipster via the web with this link or download an app 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.