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

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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.

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.



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.

Teen Quiz Night

Form a team and visit the library on June 29 to test your trivia knowledge in six categories: Science, History, Geography, Literature, Current Events and Entertainment. For teens in gr. 9, 10, 11 or 12. Teams can consist of two to six members. Winning teams receive movie theatre gift cards.

The quiz runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Rm. 136 at the City Centre Branch. To register, call librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or e-mail cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Science Expo 2017

Science Expo atomThe second annual Science Expo hosted by Coquitlam Public Library, in partnership with SD43, the City of Coquitlam, and Douglas College was held on May 11.

This year's event was open to elementary, middle, and secondary schools across the Tri-Cities. Students really impressed with a wide variety of innovative and exciting projects. A huge congratulations to all participants and winners. We'd like to thank everyone who volunteered and participated in this year's event. 


Our volunteer programs include the Homework Help Club, Reading BuddiesComputer Buddies and the French Club, which is called Parlez-Nous Francais!  Middle schoolers and high schoolers are welcome to join the Library's Teen Advisory Council.

If you have any questions, please contact Librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

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)