Book Recommendations & Virtual Book Club

by Joyce Quach | Aug 23, 2020

Hi, my name is Ann Johannes and I’m the Community Development Liaison. My role is to find out what the community needs from the Library and figure out a way to make it happen! COVID-19 has really affected the way that we work but we’ve been trying our best to come up with programs and events that you might find interesting. We’ve also sent out a number of surveys and you responded saying that you would like to see virtual book clubs and staff book recommendations – so we’ve done both!

Every Thursday at 11:30 am, we do a live Facebook event where different staff members talk about book recommendations. Even if you can’t tune into it live, they are always on our Facebook page so you are welcome to view them whenever it works for you!

We cover a variety of genres and we’re always open to questions from the community! Our lovely colleague Melani has created book lists for all the books we’ve recommended. You just need to search for “Coquitlam Public Library Book Recommendations” under book lists in our catalogue.

We’ve also established 2 virtual book clubs and are always looking for new members to join in the lively discussions we have! Our Virtual Book Club meets every two weeks on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm.  We pick books from Hoopla Digital so that many people can check out the eBook at the same time.  You can find more info on our Facebook Virtual Book Club group page.

Our virtual English as an Additional Language Book Club meets monthly on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. You can find out more info on our ESL Programs page

If you have any questions on the above or have ideas for other programs you’d like to see, please feel free to contact me at Thanks!