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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 your little ones – click here to check out the blog!


January 14 - March 20

April 3 - June 12

Cold Weather Bus Cancellations

When the temperature with windchill is -30 degrees C or colder at 6:30 a.m., the C.O.W. Bus will be cancelled for the day, and we do our best to contact all registered families to let them know. 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!


South East
Twin Parks/Maple Ridge
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

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

Millwoods Park
10:30 - 12:00 noon

66 Street off 23 Avenue NW
Across from Mill Woods Town Centre mall

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

Watt Boulevard & 57 Street SW
Near Corpus Christi School


South Central
Empire Park Community
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

4804 107 Street NW

South West
Brander Gardens
10:30 - 12:00 noon

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

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

161 Street and 109A Avenue NW


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

Military Fitness Centre parking lot

North East
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

West of 101 Street on 164 Avenue NW
Near Lorelei School


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

5920 - 93A Avenue NW
In Ottewell 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