The Mobile Library Story

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Our Story

Did you know the Mobile Library has had 56,000+ visits since service began in 2009?

In May 2014 our first book bus was destroyed by fire. No one was injured, but the loss was a huge blow to us and our ability to meet the needs of the community. Metro Ford Port Coquitlam graciously provided a van as a temporary replacement for our colourful Book Bus.

We were able to buy a second-hand book mobile from Sno-Isle Libraries in Washington thanks to our sponsors: Wesbild, Industrial Alliance, Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library, Rotary of Coquitlam and our community members.

We have expanded services to several days a week and take the bus to community events and festivals throughout the year including Canada Day, Lights on Lafarge, park openings and Neighbourhood Nights.

Read the picture book The Book Bus created by staff member Madeline E.