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What’s New for Kids at the Library: HOLIDAY HELLO’S

The holidays can be a lonely and isolating time for many people, and the COVID pandemic has created further alienation for many folks. For the past two years NWPL has helped to spread some holiday joy by collecting and distributing holiday cards, letters, and pictures to isolated members of our community. Our deepest thanks to all who have participated! Our thanks also go to Coquitlam Public Library for allowing us to use their campaign name Holiday Hellos!

  • 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! Your precious creations are sure to touch the hearts of those isolated or struggling in New West.
  • To protect your privacy, please do not include names or personal information on your submissions.
  • Drop off your submissions at one of our two library branches by December 7th.
  • 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.

To learn more about how you can participate please email us at or phone us at 604.527.4677

In-Person Programs and COVID-19

In-person children’s programs are back!

Thinking of attending an in-person Children’s program at the Main Branch? Here is what you need to know:

  • These programs will take place in our Auditorium, in the basement of the Main Branch. Stairs and elevator access is available.
  • Masks are optional, and we will have extra disposable masks available for those who wish to wear one.
  • Hand sanitizer and a sink with soap and water will be available for hand-washing.
  • If you or your child are feeling sick or have flu-like symptoms, please stay home.
  • Please consider leaving large strollers at home if possible, as this will help us save on floor space.

Check our Events Calendar for the latest updates on our programs. These 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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