News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/21/2022 1:10:00 PM to 6/21/2022 1:42:39 PM.

News Flash

City News

Posted on: June 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] New Chapter for Coquitlam Public Library’s Mobile Library

Image of people standing in front of the Library Link mobile library in a park setting.

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 21, 2022 – The Coquitlam Public Library’s new and improved mobile library will be visiting Coquitlam neighbourhoods next year.

At Monday’s meeting, Council approved the purchase of a $636,000 replacement for the existing Coquitlam Public Library’s Library Link vehicle, which has reached the end of its life. Funding for the replacement will come from the City’s Land Sales Reserve Investment Fund. The Coquitlam Public Library (CPL) will continue to operate the vehicle, including determining the programs and collections offered through the Library Link. 

New Vehicle Features Enhancements 

The new vehicle will feature several enhancements, including a larger collection of space and storage; improved workspaces to allow for longer community stops; improved HVAC system and generator; and a hybrid electric booster to make the vehicle more environmentally-friendly. 

The vehicle enhancements will allow the CPL to adjust collections more efficiently for different target audiences, to allow for the use of additional technology and tools, and to enable the vehicle to be used in more inclement weather. Due to its expertise in fleet and asset management, the City and the CPL have agreed that the City will own and maintain the vehicle as part of the City's fleet. The City provided the CPL an additional $30,000 in the 2022 budget to support ongoing operating costs associated with the Library Link.

Library Link Expands Reach of Traditional Libraries 

Library Link – which first began operation in 2009 – brings library services directly to individuals who may have more difficulty reaching the physical library, including teens, young adults, persons with disabilities, people who cannot afford their own vehicle, and people who prefer to reduce their carbon footprint by walking or cycling. 

The Library Link is also able to target growing neighbourhoods that are farther away from the CPL’s two branches, including Burquitlam and Burke Mountain.

Stay Informed on Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture

To stay up to date about Coquitlam Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities news and updates: 

  • Subscribe to the PRC E-news Newsletter at www.coquitlam.ca/enews to receive bi-weekly parks, recreation and culture updates;
  • Check out the weekly City Page on page 6 of the Tri-City News or at www.coquitlam.ca/connect
  • Follow @cityofcoquitlam on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube; and
  • Download the free CoquitlamConnect app from the App Store or Google Play, or through the links at www.coquitlam.ca/coquitlamconnect.

Media contact

Jennifer Keefe
Manager, Community Recreation & Culture Services
604-927-3599
prcs_info@coquitlam.ca 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

More Hot Summer Weather in the Forecast

Posted on: August 16, 2022
Child running with a rugby ball

Coquitlam Sports Fair Returns Aug. 20

Posted on: August 3, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Coquitlam Opens Cooling Centres

Posted on: July 29, 2022
Blue Mountain Spray Park

Plan Ahead and Stay Safe in the Heat

Posted on: July 25, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Be Prepared for Possible Flooding

Posted on: June 14, 2022
Canada Day -News Flash

Canada Day in Coquitlam

Posted on: June 14, 2022
Seniors Week - News Flash

Coquitlam Celebrates Seniors Week

Posted on: May 30, 2022
Sewer maintenance work

Coquitlam Fast-tracks Sewer Upgrades

Posted on: March 1, 2022
Paying Taxes

2022 Utility Payments are Due March 31

Posted on: February 23, 2022
Family Skating

Celebrate Family Day Safely in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 10, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Be Prepared: Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted on: January 11, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Thin Ice Safety Alert

Posted on: December 29, 2021
Natural tree for community tree chipping event

Tree Chipping Events in Coquitlam

Posted on: December 23, 2021
Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: December 17, 2021
Coquitlam Fire Rescue Christmas

Have a Safe and Fun Holiday Season

Posted on: December 6, 2021
Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

Be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures

Posted on: December 3, 2021
Winter Wise parking restrictions

Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise

Posted on: November 10, 2021
Man shoveling snow from City sidewalk

Snow Angels Return to Coquitlam

Posted on: November 2, 2021
Adult holding plates of food

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Posted on: October 19, 2021
Adult and child swimming

Swimmers Welcomed Back to CCAC Oct. 4

Posted on: October 1, 2021
Adult holding plates of food

Coquitlam Launches Business E-Newsletter

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Small Business Week

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Posted on: October 19, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

Posted on: October 8, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

Posted on: October 2, 2020
Boy in spray park

Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

Posted on: September 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

Posted on: September 25, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam Crunch

Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam

Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

Posted on: September 1, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

Posted on: August 28, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Keep Bears Safe

Posted on: August 10, 2020

More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Open Letter to Our Community

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from The Mayor - April 2

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Message from the Mayor

Posted on: March 26, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

Posted on: February 12, 2020

2020 Utility Payments are Due

Posted on: February 24, 2020

Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted on: January 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Jan. 27

Posted on: January 15, 2020
Coquitlam

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: January 8, 2020