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The library will be closed on Saturday, July 2nd and Monday July 4th in observation of Independence Day


Spring Library Survey


We want to hear from you!  Please take our brief survey so we can provide programs and services that will meet your needs.


Link to the online survey


This information will be helpful as we plan future programs.  Paper copies are also available at the circulation desk in the library. Thank you for your assistance! 


What's happening at CAPL this month?


For details see below


Our Summer Reading Program continues.  Readers can come spend their Beach Bucks in our Summer Store on July 6th - 8th.  


Little Flock Storytime with Miss Pattie continues every Wednesday morning.


Preschool Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continues on Fridays, July 8th through 29th.


Summer Activity Hours for elementary school-aged students will be held Fridays at 10:30 during Preschool Story Time.


We'll be making Ocean Crafts on Tuesdays, July 5th and 12th and Thursdays, July 21st and 28th.  


Ocean STEM Days will be the subject on Thursdays, July 7th and 14th.  


Nature's Little Explorers - Turtle Time! will be educating us on wildlife in our own back yards on Saturday, July 9th.


Tail Waggin' Tutors are back on July 9th, 15th, 23rd, and 29th.


The Great Eggscape story will be read, with a discussion afterwards, on Saturday, July 9th.


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


Teen Power Hour, a new feature, begins on Wednesday, July 6th.


The Let's Have a Conversation book club starts again on Wednesday, July 6th with weekly discussions around Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert.


Library Book Club meets on Monday, July 11th to discuss The Exiles by Christina Baker Cline.


Bellies and Babies breastfeeding program continues on Monday, July 18th.


Breaking the Silence!, an honest talk about relationship abuse in teens, will be on Tuesday, July 19th.  


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Programs for Children and Youth


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It's time for our summer reading program!


Sign up in the library.

Get a folder, read each day, and earn “beach bucks” to spend at the summer store.
Get a free book when you register!

Events are listed here on our online calendar


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Little Flock Story Time

Every Wednesday at 10:30am


Join us as we explore, read, and play together this summer. We will 'visit' the beach, coral reef, and ocean. Come join us every Wednesday morning at 10:30!


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Preschool Story Time

Fridays July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 10:30am


Come join us in July for Storytime! We meet Friday mornings at 10:30am in the Community Room downstairs.

For the month of July we're going to be exploring the unusual animals you can find in and around the ocean. Come explore, read, and create with us!

  • July 1st - Holiday Weekend. No Storytime, enjoy the fireworks!
  • July 8th -Reader Celebration! Bubble Splash and Pop - wear something that can get wet! (and bring a good towel!)
  • July 15th - Birds of the Sea
  • July 22nd - Arctic Ocean Animals
  • July 29th - Deep Sea Creatures


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Summer Activity Hour!

Fridays July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 10:30am


We will have a special activity hour for elementary age students during Preschool Story Time over the summer! Older siblings can join us for fun activities including Lego, STEM, crafts and more!


Bring the whole family on Friday mornings!


For more information, please email Jennifer McLuckie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ocean Crafts

Tuesdays, July 5th and 12th at 10:30am

Thursdays, July 21st and 28th at 2:00pm


For ages 4-11

  • July 5th - Submarine Window Paper Plates
  • July 12th - Shark Sun Catcher
  • July 21st - Jellyfish and Sea Turtle
  • July 28th - Rainbow Fish
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Science Day - Ocean STEM Experiments

Thursdays, July 7th and 14th at 2:00pm

  • July 7th - Sink or Float, Make a Foil Boat
  • July 14th - Digging for Shells


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Nature's Little Explorers - Turtle Time!

Saturday, July 9th 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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Tail Waggin' Tutors!

Saturdays, July 9th and 23rd,

11:00am – 12:00pm
Fridays, July 15th 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.


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The Great Eggscape
Story and Discussion

Saturday July 9th at 11:15am


For ages 2-10


Did you know that our Tail Waggin' Tutors friend, Buttons the dog, lives on a farm? She lives on a farm with 3,000 chickens and they lay eggs! Buttons' handler, Deb Ellis, is a former CASD elementary teacher and wants to share a very special book with us all in the children's department at 11:15 on Saturday, 7/9. She will be reading The Great Eggscape by Jory John and Pete Oswald. We will learn about eggs and have a special treat to take home too! Buttons will be with Deb, so enjoy some great dog petting time AND a special story and treat!

Monthlong Events for Children and Youth


Cruise into Kindergarten will be focusing on Sink or Float this month! Be sure to stop by the display in the children's section for books and resources.


Author Focus Our author focus for the month of July is Jane Yolen, check out the books on display to learn more!


I Spy Check out our new I Spy tank next to our new New Book section! What can you find?


Feature Friday! Make sure to check out the shelf of recommendations from Miss Sharon!


Children & Youth Event Printable Calendar

A printable version of our children and youth event calendar for July can be found here


Programs for Adults and Teens

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Senator Comitta's Mobile Office Hours

Wednesday, July 6th 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.  


Senator Comitta's experienced staff members 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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Teen Power Hour

Wednesdays 1:00pm


This hour is just for teens (ages 13-18)! These events are a terrific way to spend a summer afternoon with friends!

  • July 6th - Sand Art - This week is dedicated to creating! Come in and make a bottle of sand art to take home or gift.
  • July 13th - Coloring and "Last Breath" -  This week is dedicated to an advanced coloring station and the documentary "Last Breath". The documentary reenacts the thrilling survival of a diver who became trapped under the North Sea. Come in for an hour of calm, coloring, and ocean facts!
  • July 20th - Beeswax "Sushi" Candles - This week is dedicated to creating! Come in and make some rolled beeswax "sushi" candles to take home or gift.  
  • July 27th - Coloring and "Blackfish" -  This week is dedicated to an advanced coloring station and the documentary Blackfish. Come in for an hour of calm, coloring, and ocean facts!

Let's Have a Conversation Book Club
Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert


Our next title is Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert.  This book is a national bestseller and focuses on our impact on the environment.


This group is going to meet in person on the main level of the Coatesville Public Library on four Wednesday evenings at 6:15 PM beginning on July 6, 2022.  We are also going to offer an opportunity to join by Zoom for anyone that prefers this option.  Please select your preferred option when you register.


If you have questions, you can check out our event page here:


or contact Jennifer McLuckie at the Coatesville Public Library - 610-384-4115.


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Book Club Selection for July

Monday, July 11th at noon


Join us to discuss The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline. The author of Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant novel about three women whose lives are bound together in nineteenth century Australia and the hardships they weather together as they fight for redemption and freedom in a new society.


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


New participants are always welcome!


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Bellies and Babies

Monday, July 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, tips & tricks to feed your baby for free, 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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Breaking the Silence!

Tuesday, July 19th at 6:15pm


Are you a parent, teacher, coach, or mentor to teens?  Are there teenagers in your family?  If you answered yes to either question, please take an hour of your time to join us for an important event about addressing and preventing relationship abuse for teens.


Amelia Rayburn-Pizzica from the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County will be our presenter for this free, virtual event.  She will provide techniques you can use to talk with your teen about this challenging topic.  Amelia will also cover warning signs to look for in order to prevent dangerous situations.


Please tell your family members, friends, and neighbors about this free program.


If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact Jennifer McLuckie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 610-384-4115.

Adult & Teen Event Printable Calendar

A printable version of our adult & teen event calendar for July can be found here


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Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art Passes are Here!

We have a pass for the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art for the summer!  It may be checked out for a five-day loan period. The pass can used for up to 4 people (adults/children). No reservations are required.


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 e-books, e-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.