Library Hours

City Centre branch

Monday to Thursday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday to Sunday
and Holidays
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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


Poirier branch


Monday to Thursday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday to Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 

*Curbside holds pickup available during opening hours


Seniors' Hour (60+)

Wednesdays
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Children's Programs

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

BC Summer Reading Club & Middle Schoolers Only Summer Reading Club

Read with us this summer. Have fun and win prizes! 

Our Summer Reading Club has been adapted to safeguard the health of our communities. Register and participate online starting June 12. Learn more


Story Time in the Park

Join us for social distancing story time in the park throughout July and August.

To register, click on our Events Calendar and select the specific date you'd like to attend. Space is limited and sessions are weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket.

Register the total number of people attending from your family, including children.

Schedule of Visits

Mondays:
10:30-11:00 am & 11:30-12:00 pm    
Glen Park

Mondays:
11:00-11:30 am
Mountain View Park w/ SHARE

Tuesdays:
10:30-11:00 am
Poirier branch

Thursdays:
6:30-7:00  pm
Town Centre Park

Fridays:
10:00-10:30 am & 11:00-11:30 am
Galloway Park w/ Tri-City Family Place
 

 

Become a Story Ninja

Join the Story Ninja Book Club led by Canadian author, Sigmund Brouwer.

Access free writing lessons, author interviews and eBooks for kids & parents. Download Story Ninja swag, create book reviews and watch fun videos. 

Access Story Ninja following these steps:
1. Visit Story Ninja and scroll down to 'Log In Now'
2. Enter username: coqlibrary@snbc.com
3. Enter password: coqlibrary
4. Have fun!

Need help? Email ask@coqlibrary.ca.

Ask an Astronomer

A Special BC Summer Reading Club Event Series

Join H.R. MacMillan Space Centre astronomer, Rachel Wang live on YouTube as she talks about space and answers your questions.

For more information or to post questions in advance, visit the Ask an Astronomer webpage. Presented by the BC Summer Reading Club. 


Wednesday, July 15 | 2:30 - 3:00 pm
On living in space and things you can see in the sky from your backyard. Watch here!

Wednesday, August 12 | 2:30 - 3:00 pm
On the Perseids meteor shower. Watch here!

 

Virtual Homework Help Club

homework helpThursdays, Aug. 6 to Sept. 24
3:45 - 4:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Teen volunteers in grades 8-12 help kids in grades 1-6 with their homework assignments and worksheets via video conference. To register, email librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.


Virtual Reading Buddies

ReadingBuddiesgraphicforweb1Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 4:00 - 4:30 pm
August 11 to September 23 

Teen volunteers help kids in grades 1-4 practice reading in a safe and fun virtual environment. Participants must have a computer or mobile device equipped with microphone and camera.

We are currently accepting new volunteers and volunteers who have helped at prior Reading Buddies sessions. For more information, please email Librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Little Buddies Application Form | Teen Volunteer Application Form 


Virtual Parlez-Nous en Français

Fridays, September 11 to October 23
3:45 - 4:15 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Kids in grades 1-6 enrolled in French immersion practice their French language skills with teen volunteers in grades 8-12.

Participants must have access to a device with a camera and microphone. To register, contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.


Thursday Trivia with the Library

Thursday, July 30, August 6 & 27
7:00 - 8:30 pm | Virtual Zoom Event
Register by clicking on the specific session below


Test your intellectual mettle in a trivia game with Library staff. Show off your knowledge of random trivia for a chance to win a prize! 

July 30 - Harry Potter 
August 6 - Harry Potter - second session (repeat) 
August 27 - End of Summer

Story Time at Home | I Picked a Strawberry



Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos!

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COVID-19 Time Capsule Project

Contribute something special to our Community Time Capsule. In partnership with Coquitlam Heritage and the City of Coquitlam Archives, we are collecting memorabilia that captures our community experience during this public health crisis. Find out more about this project and how to make a submission. 


Our New Kids' Card Designs



*Click on the video's title to view on YouTube and in full screen.


Online Resources For Parents & Kids

EngKidz Virtual Workshops
Use everyday items found at home for science projects 

Author read-alouds
Let a famous author read to you

Live online coding workshops
Learn to code from home

Community Resource Guide
Helpful links and information for families living in the Tri-Cities

KnowBC 
Access the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and other learning resources


Children's Catalogue

Looking for children's library materials? Try searching using the Children's Catalogue.

Search for books by title, author or series. Or search by subject like animals, places, science and more.






Keyword Search Our Catalogue

Learn how to do a catalogue search using keywords with a little help from our friends in this video.




More Children's Resources

Lendable Tech

  • Playaway Launchpads
    Borrow a study little tablet pre-loaded with games about math, transportation, nature, building and engineering, shapes and colours, animals, princesses and more! 

eBooks and Digital Reads

  • Tumblebooks
    Read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and non-fiction books for preschoolers.
  • BiblioEnfants
    French language version of Tumblebooks. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and non-fiction books for preschoolers.

Other Resources

  • All Aboard for Kindergarten
    A checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories.
  • Tri-Cities Community Resource Map
    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra.

 
Library Locations

Poirier Branch

575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9
604-554-7323


City Centre Branch

1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-7323
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We acknowledge that Coquitlam Public Library provides service on the unceded traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Squamish and Sto’:lo Nations.