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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!


October 2 - December 7, 2018
January 8 - March 15, 2019
April 9 - June 14, 2019

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 * NEW DAY & TIME
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Watt Boulevard & 53 Street SW
Near Corpus Christi School


Sakaw Community * NEW TIME
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

11A Avenue & 60 Street NW
Near the intersection

Richfield Community * NEW TIME
10:30 - 12:00 noon

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

Ottewell Community * NEW DAY & TIME
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 * NEW SITE
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

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

Montrose * NEW SITE
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