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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


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Friends of the Library


The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society donated over $10,000 in the 2014-2015 fiscal year to the Coquitlam Public Library to support literacy in our community. Some highlights include support for the Library Link and an ESL tutor training program for community volunteers. Some of the members of the Friends are shown in photo from left to right: Michelle (Co-Vice-President), Asrar (Secretary), Belinda (Friends member), Mandana (Co-Vice-President), Ann (President), and Silvana (Deputy Director, CPL). Photo credit: Karim (Treasurer).

 

About Us

The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society is a group of volunteers whose purpose is to encourage increased use of Coquitlam Public Library facilities, advocate on behalf of the Library and its users and help improve Library services. 
 
For over 10 years, the Friends have raised money which has gone towards the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), a 3D printer, Victor Readers, Friends’ "Books for Babies" program, books for ESL learning for new immigrants, materials for the Teen Collection, book club sets and materials for children’s and literacy programs. The Friends also advocate for improved Library facilities and for the Library’s traveling Book Bus. 

Bridge Tournament 2016 - CANCELLED

Bridge Tournament

Please note that, due to low ticket sales, the Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society's Bridge Tournament scheduled for Sunday November 13, 2016, has been CANCELLED.

Fundraising Success

Trivia Night 2016
Thank you to all who attended our 13th annual Trivia Night in celebration of Coquitlam’s 125th and the Library’s 40th anniversary on April 8th! It was a great party and we appreciate everyone coming out to celebrate.


Congratulations to our 2016 Grand Champions!

See more photos of the night from Snapd!

Events

 

Bridge Tournament 2016

Bridge Tournament 2016 - CANCELLED

Please note that, due to low ticket sales, the Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society's Bridge Tournament scheduled for Sunday November 13, 2016,  has been CANCELLED.

 

Donation Highlights

In March 2016, $5000 was donated to the Coquitlam Public Library for ESL Materials.


Shown here from left to right: Mary Louise, Ann, Belinda, Silvana, Asrar, Mandana, and Hareeza

In May 2015, $5000 was donated towards funding of the Book Bus to promote literacy in the community.

In November 2014, $4570 was donated to the Library to purchase 10 Victor Readers which play DAISY and other audio books for those with print disabilities.

In June 2014, $3500 was donated to the Library for Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

In January 2014, the Friends donated $3300 towards the purchase of a 3D printer, thanks to a Spirit of Coquitlam Grant. Check out our Facebook page for photos of how this is being greatly appreciated by the Library community!

Membership

Interested in becoming a member? Please read more about the benefits to membership in our brochure. Annual membership dues are:

Individual $5.00  
Corporate $100.00
(print form

For more information, please contact Silvana Harwood at 604-937-4131 or email friendsofcpl@coqlibrary.ca.

Meetings

The Friends meet once a month, except in the summer and December, alternating between City Centre and Poirier branches. The upcoming meetings are:
  

Saturday, October 29, 10:30
City Centre

 

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter with the links below:

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Updated December 2016

 
Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9
604-937-4141



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