Hours:

City Centre

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

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


Poirier  

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

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

Reading BuddiesReading 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. 

Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. The Library often runs a spring session during April / May at the City Centre Branch only. 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 Session: Summer 2018

City Centre Branch, Room 137
Thursdays, July 5 - 26 and
Thursdays, August 2 - 30 (two sessions)
2:00 - 3:00 pm 
 
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Wednesdays, July 4 - 25 and
Wednesdays, August 1 - 29 (two sessions)
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 
How can I join the Reading Buddies?
Forms for our summer session will be available around the end of May, beginning of June in the space below (electronic version) and at the Help Desk inside the library (paper version).

Little Buddy Application    Big Buddy Application

The deadline to apply for the summer session is Wednesday, June 20.

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 Chris: 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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