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 


Scary Stories
Scary Story Contest 2019

Teens aged 11 to 18 can join the annual Scary Story Contest for a chance to win prizes and see their names in print.

To participate in the contest, Tri-Cities youth must write a terrifying tale and send it to our scary story e-mail account. Our panel of judges will award first, second and third place prizes to the three best entries in two age categories: 11 to 14, and 15 to 18.
Rules for the contest are as follows:

  • Each entry must be no longer than 500 words.
  • Each entry must be an original story composed by the writer.
  • Writers must live or go to school in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore or Belcarra.
  • Writers who submit entries must be no younger than 11 and no older than 18 on the deadline date of Sunday, October 20, 2019.
  • Writers must include the following three words in their stories:
    • craven
    • tremulous
    • lurid
  • Stories that do not include all three words will be disqualified.
  • Each writer must include his or her name, age, phone number and city of residence when they submit an entry. Writers, if your city of residence is outside the Tri-Cities, please include the name of the Tri-Cities school that you attend.
  • Writers must e-mail their entries – preferably as a MS Word attachment, a PDF, or in the body of the message – to no later than Sunday, October 20.

Winners in each age category will receive prizes worth $50 (first), $30 (second) and $20 (third). Some entries will also be published in the paper and electronic versions of the Tri-City News. Full contest details are on the Coquitlam Public Library and Port Moody Public Library web sites.

Questions? Contact: 

Looking for inspiration before you get started? Check out some of the winners from last year's contest:

1st place, 15 to 18 category

The Incident at Draycott Woods
Matthew Carew
Age 17

2nd place, 15 to 18 category
Claire Zhang
Age 17
Port Moody

3rd place, 15 to 18 category
Welcome Back
Shanza Usmani
Age 16

1st place, 11 to 14 category
Sofia Pareja
Age 12
Port Coquitlam

2nd place, 11 to 14 category
The Shed
Mason Mattu
Age 12
Port Coquitlam

3rd place, 11 to 14 category
Hailey Stewart
Age 13
Port Coquitlam

Thanks to everyone who submitted a story to the 2018 contest! We received 105 entries in the age 15 to 18 category, and 70 in the age 11 to 14 category. 

The Scary Story Contest is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library, the Port Moody Public Library and the Tri-City News.

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)