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|Tue & Wed||10 AM – 6 PM|
|Fri||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Sat||9 AM – 4 PM|
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Sherry Christman, Youth Services Specialist
The calendars for the remainder of 2013 (October through December) are available by visiting the Children’s Program section under “Youth Services”. Keep in mind that some programs require pre-registration and registration dates do vary. Read program descriptions carefully for specific registration information. Patrons are reminded that calendars are tentative and programs are subject to cancellation due to illness, weather, etc. All patrons are advised to follow the library on Facebook or sign up for Celly (see below) in order to stay informed from day to day. The website will NOT reflect when a program has been cancelled at the last minute.
Want to know how to stay in touch with us? We’ve expanded our virtual presence by making our Facebook page an active community of sharing, setting up a Celly account and also using the Time Razor app to publicize our events. Follow these links to follow us, sign up and stay in touch!
http://cel.ly/ (or text @coatesvillekids to 23559)
Youth Wish List
The Youth Services Department is always in need of donations to support our programs. We always appreciate donations of crafting/art supplies as well as gift cards, in any denomination, to local stores. Have a Wawa gift card with a dollar or two left over? You can donate that too! Any amount to any store can be used for supplies, snacks or prizes for youth programs.
The mission of the Coatesville Area Public Library is to serve the residents of its service area with a variety of library materials and services that provide for the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of its residents. The Youth Services department seeks to honor this mission by purchasing a wide variety of materials for circulation, providing computers dedicated for the use of children under the age of 14 and offering educational, creative, cultural and recreational programs for children from birth until age 18. Draft 8/8/2012
Our collection is constantly being kept fresh through weeding (removal of old materials) as well as the addition of new books, DVDs, audio books and magazines for both children and teens. New items are on display so stop in and check out what’s new and exciting in the children’s and teen departments!
Coatesville Area Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for children from birth through age 18. Regular weekly storytimes and Play & Learn: Parent/Child Workshops are combined with special events, Lego clubs for children from 1 1/2 to 18 years of age, book clubs and our Otaku Anime & Manga Club on a monthly basis. Flyers and monthly calendars are available in the children’s department or you may access information about programs by clicking on the “Youth Services” drop down menu above and choosing Children Programs.
Every summer the library comes alive with the Summer Reading Club as well as a jam packed program calendar. The summer of 2012 featured magician Ran’D Shine, Stars on the Move portable planetarium, Gross Out! Extreme Challenge, Minute to Win It, Candy Sushi and more. Program calendars for summer are typically available mid-May and registration begins early June.
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Links to other educational and literacy sites:
Northeast corner of 5th Ave. & Main St. 501 E. Lincoln Highway Coatesville, PA 19320