A landmark in downtown Port Coquitlam will shut its doors for good on Sunday.
The Terry Fox Library, of which the hometown hero’s parents helped to open 36 years ago, will close at 5 p.m. Aug. 11 to ready for its move next door to the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre.
The Fraser Valley Regional Library branch will re-open — in a two-storey space — on Aug. 27 when the city hosts a celebration of the first phase of the new 205,000 sq. ft. recreation centre; that event runs from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Terry Fox Library will resume its regular hours on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
During the temporary closure, readers can check out books and other items at a pop-up library, in the lobby in the old PoCo rec complex. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.
Users can return library materials to this location and collect pick-up holds. As well, students in the Summer Reading Club can get weekly stickers for their booklets.
Babytime will also be held on Aug. 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m. while Storytime is on Aug. 21 at 10:15 a.m.