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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
Sandy Lane Auto
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

Program Schedule

Winter: January 12 - March 24
Spring: April 5 - June 17


Tuesdays

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

163 St - 104 Ave
On 104 Avenue beside school yard

La Perle Community
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

98 Ave & 180 St
On 98 Avenue

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

13010 - 129 St
Between the school and the community league

Wednesdays

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

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

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

1275 - 62 St
At entrance to housing area

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

3756 - 78 St
On 78 Street near Millbourne Community Centre

Thursdays

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

Parking lot

Ottewell Community
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

5920 - 93A Ave
In Ottewell Community League parking lot

Fridays

Caernarvon Community
8:15 - 10:00 a.m.

148 Ave & 118 St
In front of Community League

Kinsmen Boys & Girls Club
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

14707 88A St
Parking lot

For more information on this program, please call 780.421.7323 or e-mail info@famlit.ca

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
Phone
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324
famlit.ca
info@famlit.ca