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Story time returns to Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody parks

Story time is heading to the great outdoors this summer, thanks to the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee.

This year, programs will run in local parks from July 7 to Aug. 13, featuring stories, puppets and crafts. Last year nearly 300 children took part in the program, and coordinator Barb Mancell hopes to see even greater participation this summer.

Here's the schedule:

• Mondays, except for Aug. 4 BC Day,  the program will be at Mackin Park (Coquitlam) from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and at Sun Vally, Port Coquitlam from 1-2 p.m.

• Tuesdays, the program will run at Rock Point Park in Port Moody from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and Galloway Park (Burke Mountain, Coquitlam) from 1-2 p.m.

• Wednesdays, the program will run at Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Glen Park Coquitlam from 1-2 p.m. and Lions Park Port Coquitlam from 3-4 p.m.

For updates regarding the weather, call 604-937-4143 or for more information email

Other literacy programs families can get involved in this summer, include a Literacy is Life letter contest (The prize is an iPad or smart phone and entries must in be by June 30). Find out more at

Family Play and Learn at Coquitlam Center will be continuing throughout the summer, including June, July and August. The program takes place on the last Wednesday of the month form 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the lower level outside the Hudson's Bay. Themes for the summer are: June - First Nations, July - Read Around the World, August - Beach Blanket Bingo.





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