The season of giving is upon us, and while you’re out there finding the perfect gifts for your family and friends, we hope you’ll consider giving to your community as well by supporting the Library this Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30!
Like many others in our community, the Library has been through a lot over the last couple years. When COVID-19 first hit, we shut down with the rest of the public libraries in the province and weren’t quite sure what was coming down the line. We quickly got curbside pickup organized, our popular Grab Bags packaged up, and tried to do as much as possible to make sure our branches were ready to open (when it was safe to do so).
All of our preparation paid off. Coquitlam Public Library was the first library system to re-open in the Lower Mainland in the spring of 2020. Since then, the community has been able to get library service throughout the many pandemic-related lockdowns.
We’ve been getting our programming back on track (virtually and in-person), keeping service running throughout our community via the Library Link, and adding to our collections. We’ve also made sure that our online resources have been readily available so that you can access eBooks, eAudiobooks, homework help, crafts, movies, music and more from the comfort of your own home.
If you want to help us support the community, you can visit our Support Us webpage. Donations are accepted online or in-branch at the Help Desk, and tax receipts are available for any donations over $25. That being said, donations in any amount, no matter how big or small, are very much appreciated.
We understand that giving financially isn’t always possible for everyone. If you still want to give, consider giving your time instead and join one of our Focus Groups or our Community Advisory Group. Your thoughts and feedback about our services, collections and programs are very valuable to us too.
Thank you for helping us support our community!