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Holiday Hellos! Spread joy in our community – kids can help!

The holidays can be a lonely and isolating time for many people. For our second year now, the library is collecting holiday cards and greetings from the young – and the young at heart! – to share with seniors and other isolated members of our community.

  • We welcome contributions from individuals, families, schools, daycares, and other community organizations.
  • Write a festive greeting, create a holiday card, or share your imaginative seasonal artwork!
  • To protect your privacy, please do not include your name or personal information.
  • Drop off your submissions at either of our two branches by December 12.
  • Please note that by participating you are giving NWPL consent to share your creations with our community members, and the library may use images of the submissions for promotional purposes.

Our thanks to Coquitlam Public Library for inspiring the name of this year’s program!

In-Person Programs and COVID-19

Storytime and Babytime are back in person at our Main Branch!

Thinking of attending? Here is what you need to know:

  • These programs will take place in our Auditorium, in the basement of the Main Branch.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for children’s programs.
  • Pre-registration is not required, however admittance will be first-come first-served, and no more than the room’s capacity limit of 50 people (including children and babies) will be allowed. We recommend arriving early.
  • Latecomers will not be admitted; doors will close at 10:30.
  • Adults MUST wear a mask over mouth and nose at all times.
  • Families will be spaced out in the room and will be asked to stay seated in their “spot” as much as possible.
  • Hand sanitizer and a sink with soap and water will be available for hand-washing.
  • Please consider leaving strollers at home if possible, as this will help us save floor space.

Check our Events Calendar for the latest updates on our programs. Details may change as COVID-19 guidelines evolve.


Got a big project sneaking up on you? We’re here to help! Come to the library for:

  • Books and magazines on a variety of subjects. Search our catalogue to find lots of resources!
  • Study guides for Math, Science, and English.
  • Online encyclopedias and databases, like Know BC and the World Book Encyclopedia!
  • Librarians to point you in the right direction.


A great kids’ almanac with easy-to-use searchable index plus an online dictionary and encyclopedia.

Learn about all things Canadian, including animals, history, geography, and more.

Love My Science is full of fun, easy, safe and exciting hands-on science experiments!

Information and maps on countries from around the world. Includes chiefs of state.

Free online mathematics resources, drill, and puzzles for a range of elementary grade levels.

A website where you can read along with stories and listen to audiobooks on your computer!


  • The Library has online content for all ages. From Babytime on Zoom to pre-recorded programs on YouTube, check our Events Calendar for more information!
  • Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Youtube, where we will be posting book recommendations, activities, and more!
  • Visit the Kids New West website to see a calendar of outdoor and online programs, groups, and storytimes offered by other organizations in New Westminster.

Like puzzles and riddles? Try a virtual escape game – like an escape room, but online! Grab your family and see if you can solve them together.

Escape Moon Base Beta

Escape Madame Chagnon’s Circus

Escape the Grimy Doubloon

Escape Faerie

Created by NWPL staff.




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