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Classroom on Wheels (C.O.W.) Bus

The Classroom on Wheels (C.O.W.) Bus is a bookmobile that visits various locations around the city. It's a free drop-in program for parents and their children from birth to 6 years old.

The C.O.W. Bus is funded by:
Links fore Literacy Golf Tournament
United Way of Alberta Capital Region

The Program:

  • The bus visits each location on a weekly basis
  • During the visit, a facilitator models fun literacy activities and encourages parents to read to their babies and preschoolers
  • The bus provides a friendly comfortable space where parents feel at ease with books and gain confidence in their ability to read to their children
  • Parents borrow books for free for two weeks at a time
  • Families have a chance to win quality books

The Benefits:

  • Parents understand the importance of shared reading
  • Families have books in their homes
  • Families read together
  • Children gain early language and literacy skills

Discover more about the C.O.W. bus and find fun things to do with you little ones – click here to check out the blog!

2019 Schedule

January 8 - March 22
April 2 - June 14

Cold Weather Bus Cancellations

When the temperature WITH WINDCHILL is -30 degrees C or colder in the morning, the C.O.W. Bus will be cancelled for the day. You can confirm by checking the Environment Canada website or by calling the Centre for Family Literacy at 780.421.7323.

Looking forward to seeing you on the C.O.W. bus!


Brander Gardens
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

56 Avenue & Riverbend Road NW
South of 56 Ave on Riverbend Road

Ormsby Community
10:30 - 12:00 noon

6323 - 184 Street NW
By the elementary school

Walker Community
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Watt Boulevard & 53 Street SW
Near Corpus Christi School


Sakaw Community
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

11A Avenue & 60 Street NW
Near the intersection

Richfield Community
10:30 - 12:00 noon

37 Avenue near Millwoods Road NW
Across from the Millbourne Mall Safeway

Ottewell Community
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

5920 - 93A Avenue NW
In Ottewell Community League parking lot


Edmonton Garrison
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Military Fitness Centre parking lot

Twin Parks/Maple Ridge
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

20 Park Ridge Crescent NW
At the Community Hall, off 17th Street & Maple Ridge Drive


Evergreen Community
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Evergreen Drive just off 167 Avenue
In the Community Hall parking lot

10:30 - 12:00 noon

5920 - 119 Avenue NW
In the Community Hall parking lot

For more information on this program, please call 780.421.7323 or e-mail

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324