Books on the Bus

Books on the Bus connects Red Deer Transit riders with free reading material to enjoy during their commute, on their lunch break or any time. Books for all ages and reading abilities are available.

Take it, Read it, Share it

Books on the Bus transit campaign imageTake the books from the free mini libraries found on transit buses; Read to reduce stress, feed your imagination and create bonds with your children; Share the books with friends and family, or return them to the bus for others to enjoy.

This initiative is the first of its kind in Alberta and allows transit riders to build social connections and increase social engagement. Books on the Bus removes the barrier of access to books by making them readily available and free for everyone. Providing access to literacy materials is a poverty reduction strategy identified by the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA).

Donations of books can be dropped off at:
Cosmos Community Disability Services Foundation
#1, 7428 49 Avenue

Beyond the Bus: Little Free Libraries

In addition to the book bins located on many Red Deer Transit buses, the Books on the Bus program also hosts a number of Little Free Libraries, located in the City’s recreation facilities. Readers are encouraged to take a book or leave a book on the Little Free Library shelves and leave additional book donations in the donation slot below. 

Little Free Libraries can be found at:

Special thanks to our partner organizations: Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra), Cosmos, Red Deer Public Library and Red Deer Transit.

For more information

Contact Safe & Healthy Communities at 403-342-8100.