Remembrance Day

Both Poirier and City Centre branches will be closed on Sunday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.

We will reopen on Monday, November 12.

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 to 5:00

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


Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
Find 2018 closure information


Tiny Stories Contest Winners 2018

The winners will read their winning entries at Kaleidoscope Festival on Saturday, August 11 at 2:00 pm as part of the opening ceremony in Town Centre Park on the Plaza Stage. 

 Adult Category

First Place:
Love thy neighbour - Jen D.

All my hospital roommates napped midafternoon, except for Ana, my 97 year old neighbour. I was half asleep when her frail hand parted my bedside curtain. With a shaky grasp, she took the African Violet from my tray. She tenderly touched the purple petals. For a moment I thought she might return them but she put them on her own tray next to the others. The curtain closed. I’d have to get pink ones for her next heist.

Second Place: 
Together - Diane N.

She’s been by my side through life’s fickle ups and downs. She sighs and snuggles contentedly against me, her white muzzle a reminder that our days together are numbered. Rain splatters the cement and hurried footsteps echo all around us. No one knows or cares that we exist. All I can feel is her heartbeat. Steady, steady..keeping me sane.

Young Adult Category

First Place: 
Wish -  Emily L.

There’s a place in the forest that can grant wishes. All it asks for in return is something of equal value to the wish. One day, a man sets off into the forest alone. He tells everyone that he is going hunting. They don’t ask him what he is hunting for. The next day, his wife, who died five years ago in a fire, walks back into town, smelling like earth and burnt wood. She cannot find her husband anywhere.

Second Place:
Homebound - Cindy Z.

The engine thrums. Her hands press to the glass. Between her fingers is a blur of galaxies streaking past, so quickly that the thousands of light years between each glowing speck becomes nonexistent and space itself loses its immensity. Her heart beat at her fingertips.

But the ship is slowing now. In the distance, a blue-green dot grows steadily larger.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” says the pilot. “Welcome home.”

Teen Category

First Place:
First Love -  Makayla L.

A little boy playing hide and seek at the playground found a scratched-up picture of a little girl in a red dress and decided to keep it. When he got home he placed it into a photo album and forgot about it. Years later, the grown boy was married, and his wife was looking through old photo albums and asked about the photo. He told her that was my first love. His wife smiled, “I lost that photo when I was 7 years old.”         

Second Place: 
The Monster -   Kristine P.

I’m short of breath, escaping from this monster coming after me is making me tense. It’s a dark shadowy figure with blood red eyes. The figure is getting closer and closer. I hid behind a tree to attempt to lose it. But, it found me and jumped towards me. The monster was 2 inches from my face and started licking me. I opened my eyes to see my dog licking my face to wake me up for school.

Child Category

First Place:
My Flying Adventure - Elodie G., Age 10

I wonder what I will see on the way? I start my adventure as the wind pushes me towards the sky. I spot pearly white roses blooming out of the rich earthy soil. People are picking dark red berries from a salmon berry bush. I swoop down and grab a slimy pink worm and take it home to feed my babies. I peer down to see people roasting marshmallows. I had a flying adventure and my little babies are fed until next time!

Second Place:
Friendship Tree - Sharon Y., Age 9

The sun was smiling at Sam and Alex, while the two friends were melting on a hot summer day. They dashed to the Friendship Tree carrying a handful of colorful decorations. Once they got there, they began decorating.  After that, they laid their backs in the shade of the tree and shared about their past memories.  Now, Sam and Alex grew older and their bond grew like a strong tree from a tiny seed, still best friends.


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)