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

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

The Edmonton Literacy 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 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 Edmonton C.O.W. bus and find fun things to do with you little ones – check out our blog here!

Fall Program

Unforeseen circumstances have forced us to move the C.O.W. Bus schedule back a week, the ten weeks now starting October 10th instead of the 3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you on the bus!

October 10 - December 15


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

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

Ormsby Community
10:30 - 12:00 noon

6323 - 184 Street
By the elementary school

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

10505 - 172 Avenue
Between St. Charles & Baturyn Schools


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

Watt Boulevard & 53 Street SW
Near Corpus Christi School

Sakaw Community
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

1275 - 62 Street
At entrance to housing area

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

7734 - 37 Avenue
Just off Millwoods Road NW


Edmonton Garrison Military Fitness Centre
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Parking lot

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

Near the 66 Avenue mailboxes east of 17 Street


Rundle Heights Community
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

32 Street & 111 Avenue
Near Ivor Dent School

Ottewell Community
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5920 - 93A Avenue
In Ottewell Community League 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