Recommended Reads: Canadian Library Month

October is Canadian Library Month and there is a lot to get excited about; as much as we love books, there is way more than just books at your local library: videos, digital resources, learning tools, and friendly spaces to name a few.

One of the best things I like about my local library is personal recommendations. I love hearing what is new at the branch and what my local librarian would recommend. I get exposed to so many new and different books this way.

To share some recommendations, I reached out to librarian Vanessa Colantonio at the Coquitlam Public Library. Vanessa said, “there has been a boom in local history books over the past couple of years or so”—as she highlights in her recommendations below.

The Last Gang in Town by Aaron Chapman  

 The Promise of Paradise by Andrew Scott 

Vanessa Colantonio has worked at the Coquitlam Public Library since 1998, which has two branches, Poirier and City Centre, as well as a mobile library service called Library Link currently serving 8 different locations across the city. At the end of October, CPL will be launching an eNews service which patrons can subscribe to and receive email updates on library news, programs and events. Subscribe before the end of November and you will be entered into a prize draw for a Roku Streaming Stick.

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Thank-you for including my debut book, Aqua Vitae, with these great writers. It’s thrilling.

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