Hours:

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


Poirier  

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 closure date information

 
 

ESL Programs and Services

 

Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners


Coquitlam Public Library is calling all adults at an intermediate ESL reading level or LINC levels 3 and up! Join our Adult Learner Summer Reading Club. Read books for a chance to win prizes!




Between June 11 and August 2:

  • Read books at your ESL level in English and write a short review for each book, saying why you liked it or why you didn’t like it.

  • Each time you give us a book review, you will have a chance to win a prize. If you read a lot of books, you will have a better chance of winning.

  • If you read 5 books in English and write 5 short book reviews by August 2, you will receive a Certificate of Participation!

Register at the Help Desk at either branch beginning June 11.


  

ESL Book Club

For adults learning English, who read at an intermediate ESL level and up. Book is chosen the month before the book club meeting. Opportunity to meet others and discuss books in a friendly setting. Monthly on Wednesdays (June 6, July 4, August 1 and September 5) from 7:15 - 8:30 pm in the Board Room at the City Centre Branch.


For more information contact Janice at 604-554-7337 or jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca.


Library Tours

The Library regularly gives library tours to LINC and ESL classes. To book a class tour, contact Janice Williams at 604-554-7337, or email jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca.


Citizenship

   Click here for our Citizenship Information Page  



Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass

Have you recently received your Canadian citizenship? Coquitlam Public Library is a pickup location for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass. Click here to find out more.






Learn English and Other languages with Pronunciator

New Canadians can practice and learn English by using Pronunciator, a database with ESL courses for 50 languages.

Courses include interactive movies, conversation and listening practice, quizzes and virtual coaching. Or choose to learn one of 80 world languages.

                            Try Pronunciator today!


Job Resources

Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an awesome ESL site for skilled immigrants looking for work.

 


Tutors for Adult Learners/ESL Adults

CPL has a small group of volunteer tutors who work with adults attending beginner level Foundations/ESL classes at Coquitlam Continuing Education. For more info, contact Janice Williams at 604-554-7337. 

Coquitlam Continuing Education has a list of tutors (fee-based, standard rates), phone: 604-936-4261

The Library does not keep a list of private tutors.


English and ESL Classes

Coquitlam Continuing Education offers a Foundations English Class, Level 3 at the City Centre branch. Registration is at Coquitlam Continuing Education. Please check www.ce43.com or call 604-936-4261 for information about registration requirements.

Coquitlam Continuing Education offers many levels of English and ESL classes, and only charges a small admin fee.  Phone 604-936-4261 for more information.



English Practice Groups

Looking for a friendly and fun place to practice your English, meet new friends and learn more about your local community? Join this FREE, drop-in program held at various locations across the Tri-Cities. There is no need to pre-register, simply go to a group that suits you. There is no scheduled start date. You can join at any time! Participants must be at least 19 years old.

English Practice Groups for April through June 2018


GROUPS FOR BEGINNER ENGLISH LEARNERS

Tuesdays
10:00 - 11:30 am
Friendship Manor
#114 - 1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people
 
and

12:00 - 1:30 pm
(No meeting on the second Tuesday of the month)
Friendship Manor
#114 - 1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people
 
Saturdays
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people
 
GROUPS FOR INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH LEARNERS

Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pinetree Community Centre
1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Maximum: 20 people
 
Wednesdays
12:30 - 2:00 pm
SHARE Mountain View Family Resource Centre
740 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam (at Robinson Street)
Maximum: 15 people
 

and

3:00 - 4:30 pm
SHARE Mountain View Family Resource Centre
740 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam (at Robinson Street)
Maximum: 15 people

Fridays
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people
 
Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people    

GROUPS FOR INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LEARNERS

Mondays
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friendship Manor
#114 - 1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people
 
and

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people
  
Tuesdays
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Leigh Square Community Arts Village—Gathering Place
2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Maximum: 20 people
  
Wednesdays
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch, Board Room
575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Maximum: 15 people
  
Thursdays
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Terry Fox Library
2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people
  
Fridays
9:30 - 11:00 am
Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Maximum: 25 people


Please note that groups do not meet on public holidays.


For more information, please call SHARE, 604-936-3900. These groups are coordinated by Share Family and Community Services with support and in partnership with Coquitlam Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library (Terry Fox Branch), Port Moody Public LibraryPinetree Community Centre and Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex (Wilson Centre). 

 
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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