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

School Success

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.

Summer Reading Club 2017

Did you take a walk on the wild side this summer with the BC Summer Reading Club?

Come to the library to collect a beautiful Summer Reading Club medal for working so hard as a reader this summer!
 See Medal Ceremony 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.

Reading Buddies, Homework Help, and French Assistance

ReadingBuddiesgraphicforweb1Kids in school are invited to join Reading Buddies, the Homework Help Club or Parlez-Nous Francais for help with reading, schoolwork and French Immersion topics.


Goldfish School

Goldfish School is a free, comprehensive multi-level online software that focuses on ESL and FSL practices. This online software is partially funded by a grant by government of Canada.

Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

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