Thanksgiving Hours

City Centre

Sun, Oct 13: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Oct 14: 10:00 - 5:00


Sun, Oct 13: Closed
Mon, Oct 14: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

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

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


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

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 


Design-Your-Card Contest

Attention all junior artists! The Coquitlam Public Library would like your help to design new library cards for children.

Enter our Design-Your-Card contest and two lucky winners will have their design featured on our children’s library cards.


  • Traditional
  • Computer-generated graphics

Who may participate?

The contest is open to children aged from five to eleven years old.

What are the contest entry rules?

  • Any child living in the city of Coquitlam is eligible to enter.
  • Entries must be on an 8 ½ x 11 blank, white piece of paper.
  • There is a limit of one entry per person.
  • Library employees and their families are not eligible to enter
  • All entries must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019. Faxed entries will not be accepted.
  • Artwork must be in color, original, previously unpublished and free of copyright restrictions.
  • Digital submissions must have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher
  • Submitted artwork becomes property of Coquitlam Public Library. The Library will retain all submissions.


To enter the contest

  • Entries may be submitted to the Poirier or City Centre branches of the library, by mail or by email.
  • Mail entries to: Coquitlam Public Library, c/o Design-Your-Card Contest, 575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6A9
    • Artwork may be in any printable medium: traditional such as crayon, pencil crayon, felt marker, watercolour or oil paint, etc. or computer-generated.
    • Submit your artwork in portrait or landscape orientation up to 8 1/2” x 11”.  
    • Library staff may modify winning artwork to meet print requirements.
    • Actual library card size is 8.5 cm x 5.5 cm.
    • Please do not include your name in your design. Include your name and phone number on a separate piece of paper attached to the design.
    • Winners’ names may appear in newspapers, on the Library’s website and in other communications.

What will the winners receive?

There will be one cash prize of $100 in each category. 2nd place finalists will each receive a $50 cash prize and 3rd place finalists will each receive a $25 cash prize. Only first place winners will be featured on a library card.

Who will choose the winning designs?

A panel of judges will select the top four designs from the entries. Judges will include Executive Director Todd Gnissios, Artist in Residence Nathania Vishnevsky, and _______, Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Designs must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, December 6th, 2019.
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)