News Date: 
26 April 2017

Have you herd about the COW Bus coming to the Irricana & District Municipal Library?

Irricana, Alberta, May, 2017- The COW Bus (Classroom on Wheels) is coming to the Irricana Lions Community Hall, 300 – 1st St.  on May 31st, 2017. The COW Bus is a free program for families with young children, provides families with ideas to support early learning at home and offers activities to develop reading and writing skills. The program will be coming to Irricana on May 31st from 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m. The program will run in Irricana from 10:00a.m until 4:00p.m. The library and partners will run children programs from 10am till 1pm and trained literacy facilitators will be joining us from 1pm till 4pm.This program is put on by the Centre for Family Literacy, Rocky View School Community Learning and the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library and run by library staff and many wonderful volunteers.
The C.O.W. Bus is a program for parents and young children (ages 0 – 6) to learn new ways to integrate literacy activities into their daily lives.  There will be trained literacy facilitators providing information on the importance of early language development, recognizing the family as the child’s first and most influential teacher.  Additional fun and educational activities supporting literacy, learning and families will be hosted during the day at the hall.
“We are so excited to be able to provide this sort of service to the people of our community and we hope that all families who are able to attend on the Wednesday will take time in their day to come to the hall to enjoy and learn from the COW Bus. At the same time, within the hall there will be also  lots of great activities for kids and families such as:  indoor explorers, story time, craft activities and much more!” Papari Borthakur, Library Manager, commented
“As part of the day’s events, there will be a donation of a “Legacy Library” of quality children’s books to the community of Irricana”. Said Borthakur
The Irricana & Rural Municipal Library hopes that the community will come out and support this fun and educational event in our community. We are  very lucky to have the support of the Town of Irricana, Rocky View School Community Learning, Community Links and Centre for Family Literacy to ensure programs like this are available free of cost to residents.
The Irricana &Rural Municipal Library is open: Monday 4p.m. -8p.m., Tuesday 11a.m. – 5p.m., Wednesday 11a.m. – 8p.m., Thursday 11a.m. – 5p.m., Friday Closed, Saturday 11a.m. -4p.m. and Sunday Closed. For more information about the services or programs offered at the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library call 403.395.4818.; Website:;;

For more information, contact:
Papari Borthakur, Library Manager