Holiday Hellos!

This year, the Library set out to connect our communities during this unusual holiday season by sharing some joy.

Children in Coquitlam were invited to write a holiday greeting, compile well-wishes or create an art project that the Library included in care-packages. These care-packages were distributed to seniors and older adults in our community!

Press play on the video to see all the contributions we received and read our blog post!


*Click video title for full screen options

Thank You!

We would like to thank the children and families who participated as well as the schools who enthusiastically offered to bring this project into their classrooms.

We would like to specifically acknowledge with great gratitude: Baker Drive Elementary School, École Glen Elementary School, École Panorama Heights, École Porter Street Elementary School, École Rochester Elementary School, Hazel Trembath Elementary, Leigh Elementary School, Lord Baden Powell Elementary, Miller Park Community School, Montgomery Middle School, Parkland Elementary, Riverview Park Elementary School, St. Patrick Elementary, Summit Middle School, and William F. Davidson Elementary. However, we know that we are missing a few of our community champions. 

Although we promoted this project to children, we were delighted to hear from adults who also wanted to contribute something to the project. We wish we could personally thank the kind individual or group who hand-made over 70 potholders for local seniors.

What we will do with your Holiday Hello

We are delighted to support seniors in our community throughout the year through Library services and our partnerships with community organizations that serve seniors. We will be sending your Holiday Hellos to seniors that are registered customers of these services. However, if you know someone that you think would love a Holiday Hello, please contact outreach@coqlibrary.ca.

Christmas - Kid Letter

How to Participate

1.    Create a holiday greeting – it can be a card, a letter, a drawing, whatever you think would brighten someone’s day!

  • Include your first name and age, but please do not include your last name.

2.    Drop it off at one of our locations by November 30.

Christmas Letter-Drawing

A Note for Parents

Thank you to parents for encouraging your children to participate! Please be aware that by submitting a contribution you are giving Coquitlam Public Library consent to share the Holiday Hellos with seniors (either the original or a copy), but the Library may also use the image or a copy for promotional purposes including social media. We strongly encourage your children to not include personal information such as full names - however if we notice this information is included we may minorly edit the contribution for you and your family’s privacy!

Christmas Drawing

Holiday Hellos FAQs

  • Why are we doing this?

  • Do you review submissions?

  • Will the Library share submissions?

  • What health and safety considerations are we taking into consideration?

  • I am a teacher at a Coquitlam school. Can my class participate?

  • Who can I contact about this project?