Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday

Click here for closure dates

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Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the fall Story Time schedule at the City Centre branch

•  See the fall Story Time schedule at the Poirier branch

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Girls in Science

Science AL!VE is excited to offer fun new science activities for girls in grades 3–5.
Science AL!VE logoPoirier Branch
Nancy Bennett Room

Mondays, November 7–December 12
4:00–5:30 p.m.
Topics include: Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Space, Engineering, Biology, Earth Science and Ecology.

Join us in our explorations of acids and bases, constellations, gravity, and more!
Registration is required for this free program. Application forms are available at www.sciencealive.ca. Please call 604-937-4142 for more information.

Fantastic Quiz Questions & Where to Answer Them

Harry Potter phoenixWednesday, November 16
4:00–4:45 p.m.

City Centre Branch
Rooms 136 & 137

Test your trivia knowledge while celebrating all things Potter at our Jeopardy-style quiz.

Questions will be based on the original Harry Potter series. One category will cover fantastic beasts.

Top finishers will win movie theatre gift cards. Look the part for a chance to earn costume prizes.

Registration is required. To register on your own, or in a team of two or three, contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Thanks to Gabriel Picolo for his awesome artwork: https://www.patreon.com/Picolo

Discover LEGO Simple Machines  

Lego airplaneTuesdays, October 18 – November 22
4:00 – 5:00 pm

City Centre Branch • Room 137

NOTE: This program is now FULL
Children aged 5 – 8 years old are invited to join the fall LEGO camp. Make your project come alive!

Learn how motors, gears and axles work by building a dragonfly that can flap its wings, an airplane with a spinning propeller, a car that can drive itself, and more!

Space is limited for this free program. Registration is required: 604-554-7334.

Presented in partnership with Robokids Coquitlam.

Movie Madness!

Are you wondering what to do on Pro-D days when you are off school? Come to the library for free showings of new movies! Click on a date for full details.
Friday, October 21 • The Jungle Book


The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program in Farsi

Mother Goose logoFridays, September 16 – November 4
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way


This program is in English and Farsi and is for parents and children aged birth to six-years-old. Learn how to use songs, rhymes and stories to help your child develop language and pre-reading skills.

For more information or to register, please call Fatemeh at 604-468-6023.

The Mother Goose program is presented by Coquitlam Public Library and SUCCESS.

Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay Time: the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

To view the dates click here.

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Check out the news featuring the library's young readers:


First Fiction: Chapter Books to Read on Your Own

smiling alienPick up a First Fiction book list in the Children's area at the library.
Children who are reading independently will find great reads for all interests, including adventure books, classics, books about animals, funny reads and more. How many can you read?

Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.

  • Computer Buddies
  • Teenaged tutors help kids in grades 3, 4 and 5 improve their computer skills. The program uses the Computer Lab at the City Centre Branch..
  • Parlez-Nous Francais
  • Improve your French in the library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.


    Coquitlam Public Library Visits Daycares and Preschools

    Storytime1We will visit your daycare or preschool facility and provide a half hour, literacy-based story time using age-appropriate materials. We can tailor our story time to the theme of your choice.

    Unfortunately, we are not able to visit facilities based in private homes.


    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.



    Try Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.
    To access from home, click the link above.
    Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

    Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Click the image for today's book.


    Come back tomorrow for
    another new book!

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    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. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.


    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9

    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)