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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

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C.O.W. Bus Schedule

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

January 16 - March 23
April 10 - June 15

* Cold Weather Bus Cancellation

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.


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

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

10505 - 172 Avenue NW
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

60 Street & 11A Avenue NW
By Sakaw Park

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

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


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

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


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

11010 - 32 Street NW
Across from Ivor Dent School

Ottewell Community * NEW TIME
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

5920 - 93A Avenue NW
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