The library will be closed Friday and Saturday, April 15th and 16th, in observation of the Easter holiday


What's happening at CAPL this month?


For details see below


Little Flock Storytime with Miss Pattie continues every Wednesday morning.


The Fabulous Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continues every Friday morning.


Family Yoga will be taught every Saturday morning.


Tail Waggin' Tutors are back on April 2nd, 8th, 23rd, and 29th.


Bellies and Babies breastfeeding program continues on Saturday, April 2nd and Monday, April 18th.


The Importance of Active Aging will be presented by Elite Therapy Solutions on Saturday, April 2nd.


Senator Comitta's office will be at the library to serve the residents of Coatesville on Wednesday, April 6th.


Let's Have a Conversation, a new book club, premieres on Wednesday, April 6th.


Library Book Club meets on Monday, April 11th to discuss Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.


Pennsylvania CareerLink will be at the library on Tuesday, April 19th.


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Little Flock Story Time with Miss Pattie

Every Wednesday at 10:30am


Story Time with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon

Every Friday at 10:30am


Did you know that reading to your child is the number one way to boost his or her success?  Reading every day is powerful and will increase your child's brain power.  Coatesville Library's Cruising into Kindergarten program is a fun way to start your child on the path to success!  Any child ages birth to six years can participate.  Just ask for help at the Circulation Desk.  This month's theme is  Read all about - Letters and Sounds.  


Here's what we have coming up:

April 1st - Join us for a Pajama Party to celebrate our young readers!


April 8th - Join us as we start our springtime unit On the Farm!


April 15th - No Story Time due to the holiday weekend


April 22nd - Meet us On the Farm as we explore the great outdoors!


April 29th - Join us On the Farm to take a look around the barn!

Family Yoga Class

April 2nd, April 9th, April 23rd, and April 30th


No class on April 16th due to the holiday weekend


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.

Tail Waggin' Tutors!

  • Saturdays, April 2nd and 23rd, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Fridays, April 8th and 29th, 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.

Bellies and Babies

Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00am

Monday, April 18th 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

The Importance of Active Aging

Saturday, April 2nd 2:00pm


In-Person Event: Elite Therapy Solutions will be presenting on some common conditions and obstacles we may face physically and mentally while aging. With the help of equipment and modifications, along with physical and occupational therapy, we can all take steps to increase safety and our quality of life. We will show you how to remain active and explain the importance of exercising your mind and your body every day to live your life to the fullest! 


Participants can enter a drawing for a chance to win two vouchers to Longwood Gardens at this in-person event.

Senator Comitta's Mobile Office Hours

Wednesday, April 6th at 10:00am


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.

Let's Have a Conversation
New Book Club

Wednesdays at 6:30pm


Please join us for a new book club at the Coatesville Library titled, “Let’s Have a Conversation”. The focus of this book club is to have meaningful discussions on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our first title is The 1619 Project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a journalist with the New York Times.  We are going to read this book in small sections over multiple weeks. Our leader and facilitator of this group will be Maria Rustin. 


For more information and registration, please click this link:

Book Club Selection for April

Monday, April 11th at noon


Join us to discuss the New York Times Bestseller, Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. “"England, 1580. A young Latin tutor - penniless, bullied by a violent father - falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman - a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down--a magnificent departure from one of our most gifted novelists”. New participants are always welcome!


Tuesday, April 19th 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.



Event Calendar

A printable version of our event calendar for April 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.