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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The library offers fun story time programs for babies and young children. Share a special time with your child. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting will allow your baby to socialize.

We also provide opportunities for children to learn through creative play—with Lego building blocks, board games and crafts.

Check the Children's Story Times schedule. 

Calling All Children Aged Four and Older!

This year's summer reading club theme is Book a Trip!
Travel to the Coquitlam Public Library to join: we invite you to challenge your imagination and discover new worlds and new civilizations. Get lost in a book and travel around the planet or around the corner, back to the past or into the future… or to a new world altogether! Register at our summer party on June 25th or register at either branch starting June 1st and have fun reading all through the summer holiday.

Library Hosts Science Expo

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Click here to see the winners!

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?

Reading Link Challenge 2015-2016

Reading Link logoThis award-winning program partners public libraries with schools to promote the "sport of reading."

Students in grades 4 and 5 form teams with six members, then read books and answer a series of trivia questions based on them. All teams participate in one or more levels of challenge, with the winning teams advancing to higher levels of competition within the community.

Participants learn about teamwork and how to remember what they have read. Reading Link Challenge also promotes public library usage and encourages children to develop a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure.

For more information, and too see a list of the titles chosen for this year's Challenge, please click here.

Korean Culture Day

Saturday, June 4
City Centre - 1169 Pinetree Way 
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy Korean performances, making Korean crafts and celebrate Korean culture and traditions.  Activities for the whole family include:

Taekwando and Korean Drum Performances
Korean Pottery Demonstration and Craft
Writing your name in Korean
Korean Food (kimbap) Demonstration + Sampling
Korean Book Swap - bring your books to trade
Making a Korean fan and shuttlecock and paper folding

Computer Buddies

In the library's Computer Buddies program, 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.

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 p.m.

To view the dates click here.

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.
  • 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)