Thanksgiving Hours

City Centre

Sun, Oct 13: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Oct 14: 10:00 - 5:00

Poirier

Sun, Oct 13: Closed
Mon, Oct 14: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Poirier
  

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
 
 

 
 

Be a Reading Buddy

Reading BuddiesReading Buddies is a paired reading program that matches 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. 

Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. Application forms are released about a month before the program begins.
 
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. 

When do the Reading Buddies meet?

During the school year, teens and kids meet from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. During the summer, meetings are a bit earlier in the day, often from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. 

Next Sessions: Fall 2019

City Centre Branch, Room 137
Thursdays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 28
4:00 - 5:00 pm 
 
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Wednesdays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 27
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 
How can I join the Reading Buddies?
Pick up an application form at the Help Desk at either branch of the Library, or print out a copy (below). Once you have completed the application form, please submit it to the Help Desk.

Teen Volunteer application form
Little Buddy application form
 
The deadline to apply for the summer sessions is Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Teen volunteers who are new to the program will be required to undergo a criminal record check at the Coquitlam RCMP detachment. 

Since Reading Buddies is a one-to-one reading program, a volunteer is needed for every child. If more kids than teens apply, the library will determine successful applicants by doing a lottery-style draw. Any children not selected are placed on a wait-list. All applicants will be notified of their child's status. 

For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller: 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Library staff supervise the Reading Buddies. Parents of Little Buddies must remain in the Library during meetings.

 
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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