Hours:

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday


Click here for closure dates

Holiday Notice

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 for Canada Day.
Celebrate with us at Coquitlam's Canada Day festival. We'll be at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) on Saturday, July 1 from 12 noon - 6:00 pm.
 
 

Technology Survey

The library needs your help! We'd like to know what kinds of technologies you want to see in the Library. Share your opinion today in this short 3 minute survey and help shape the future of your library.

Click here to begin.



Summer Reading Club 2017

Take a walk on the wild side this summer with the BC Summer Reading Club. Registration begins June 1. Join us at either branch on Saturday, June 24 for our annual kick-off party. Festivities begin at 10:00 am at the Poirier branch and 2:00 pm at the City Centre branch. More details coming soon.





New Stop for Library Link

The Library Link will be making stops at the Burke Mountain Fire Hall this summer. 

Fridays, July 7 to August 25
12:30 - 2:00 pm
3501 David Ave

Find full Library Link schedule here.


Summer Learning Club

This summer, visit the Coquitlam Public Library to attend a roster of fun and educational programs. Scheduled events include The Well Worn Trail, Canadian Planetariums, Vancouver Puppet Theatre, Burnaby Summer Theatre, movie screenings, and the Canada 150 Letter Exchange. 

Click here for events dates and times.



Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club

middle schoolers readingWrite short book reviews to win prizes all through the summer. For students who have just finished grade 5, 6, 7 or 8.

 

Starting June 1, register in person at either branch of Coquitlam Public Library. Go to the Help Desk to register and get some book review forms. Earn a prize book with your first review. Additional reviews will be entered for weekly prize draws. The program runs until the beginning of September. 

Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339.


Adult Summer Reading Club

Coquitlam Public Library presents: The Adult Summer Reading Club, June 15 - August 31

couple reading booksJoin us to explore great Canadian books and authors in our Canada 150 themed summer reading club. Read books to win prizes and join us for our summer wrap up party and prize draw on August 31. Sign up at either branch of the Coquitlam Public Library.  


Follow us on Twitter @Coqlibrary and participate in our weekly contests for a chance to win your very own CPL library mug.

How do you sign up?  In branch. It's easy! Read 5 books by Canadian authors from all regions of Canada. Submit your finished reading record to be stamped and entered into the grand prize draw by August 30. Don't know any great Canadian books?  We do, and we like to share.


Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners

Calling all adults at an intermediate ESL reading level or LINC levels 4 and up: join our Adult Learner Summer Reading Club. Between June 19 and July 27, read books at your ESL level in English and write a short review for each book for a chance to win prizes!

Register at the Help Desk at either branch beginning June 19.

For more information, contact librarian Janice Williams at 604-554-7337 or jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca


Reading Buddies

ReadingBuddiesgraphicforweb1Reading Buddies is a program that pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 to 4. It's a great way for kids to practice reading, and for teens to accumulate volunteer service hours.

Who can be a Reading Buddy?
Big Buddies must be at least 14 years old and in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Little Buddies must be in grades 1, 2, 3 or 4. For the summer sessions, we will accept applications for teens who have finished grade 8, and kids who have completed Kindergarten. 

Next Sessions: Summer 2017

City Centre Branch, Room 137
Thursdays, July 6 to 27 (July session)
Thursdays, Aug. 3 to 31 (August session)
 
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Wednesdays, July 5 to 26 (July session)
Wednesdays, Aug. 2 to 30 (August session)

Learn more about the program and how to register here.



July Tech Club Topic: eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines

Friday, July 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Are you interested in using eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines? Bring your smart phone, eReader, laptop or tablet along with your CPL library card to this fun one hour class. We will help you download the apps and troubleshoot any difficulties. Lighten your luggage by loading up on eBooks for your vacation this summer.

Join our Monthly Tech Club sessions, Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 pm to improve your computer skills and learn how to have more fun and less frustration online. Registration is required; click here for details.



2016 Annual Report

The Library's 2016 annual report is here. Click here or on the cover to see it.









Programs and Events: April - June 2017

The Library has a full slate of programs and events for Spring 2017. Click here or on the cover to see what's on.









Classical Music Appreciation

Fridays, April 21 – June 23, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Do you enjoy classical music? Join others who share your interests and listen to music, learn about composers, exchange thoughts and experience music together. Participation is encouraged.


Bring your bag lunch and savour this sophisticated and complex art. Registration is not required for this free program -- just drop in!


Tiny Stories Contest and Workshop

Write a story in a paragraph for our Tiny Stories Contest! Win prizes!

Contest runs from May 29 - July 14. Click here for details.

 

Workshop

Want to enter our Tiny Stories Contest? Wondering how to craft your ideas into a paragraph-sized story? Join us for our Tiny Stories Workshop! 

Thursday, June 22, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Program Room

Local writer Rebecca Wood Barrett will lead you through a series of playful writing exercises that will help spark ideas, and lead you to create bite-sized stories, complete with captivating characters and pithy plots - all in 420 characters or less! 

Space is limited. To register for this free program, please leave a message on the library’s registration line at 604-937-4155.



Tech Help with Teens

Tuesdays, July 11 –  August 22, 1:30 – 2:30pm 
City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way

Do you need help with your laptop, tablet or phone?
Are you struggling to learn the ins and outs of webmail, word processing, spreadsheet or slideshow programs?

Tech-savvy teenagers will assist you. No registration is required. Just drop in to get help.

 Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca



Display Cases

We have museum quality glass display cases at both branches for local artists and crafters to exhibit their works. For more information and an application form click here. 

At City Centre branch: A collection of beautiful art work by students from Hampton Park Elementary school.  

At Poirier branch: Dogwood Photography Club presents a diverse collection of stunning photographs that demonstrate a variety of photographic styles and techniques.   



Centre for Equitable Library Access


 

If you have difficulty reading print, find out how you can get materials from CELA here. Also, find out about CELA's Daisy magazine service and educator's materials.

For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at www.celalibrary.ca.


Are You New To BC?

newtobcVisit NewToBC.ca to learn more about the services and programs public libraries offer recent immigrants.

Newcomers Questions and Answers and Helpful Resources from NewToBC

Read more about Library Champions.

Phone 604-937-4248 to find out how to become a Library Champion at Coquitlam Public Library.



tcwclogoThe Tri-Cities Welcoming Project lists services in their Newcomers Directory. Find out about our cultural diversity or browse newsletters in their  Community Profiles.

 
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Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9
604-937-4141



City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-READ (7323)
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