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


Scary Stories
Scary Story Contest 2018

Teens are invited to channel their scariest thoughts into short works of literature for the annual Scary Story Contest.

To join the contest, Tri-Cities teens aged 11-14 and 15-18 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 each age category.

 Rules for the contest are as follows:

  • Each entry must be no longer than 500 words.
  • 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 Oct. 21.
  • Writers must include the following three words in their stories:
    • gruesome
    • ululating
    • ichor
  • 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 scarystorycontest2018@gmail.com no later than Sunday, Oct. 21.

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

If you have questions about the Scary Story Contest, please feel free to e-mail librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca, or call 604-554-7339.

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)