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401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB
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New library signOn November 1, 2010, we opened in our new location in the Centre in the Park. Our new building is double the size of the old one, with 64,000 square feet of collections, program and group study rooms, and staff areas. Since the project's approval in 2006, library staff members have been working closely with architects, designers, and County officials to make the dream of a new and improved library a reality.

The new library has something for the whole family: quiet study areas, dynamic and interactive children’s areas, a welcoming space for teens to hang out, cozy nooks for anyone to curl up with a good book. And hand-in-hand with increased space will be a bigger collection, newer and revitalized, with more books, DVDs, CDs, kits, and magazines, for all age groups and interests.

The new library was approved in 2006 and was paid for with a combination of municipal taxes, provincial and federal supplements, and the library's $1.5 million Capital Campaign. It was designed by HFKS Architects.

Learn more about Library Funding


Features

Some of the other most exciting features of our new facility include:

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  • New public art installations, including pieces by Alex Janvier and Manola Barrajo-Giner (for a time-lapse video of our art wall being installed, see Manola Borrajo - Strathcona County Library on YouTube)
       More Information: Alex Janvier | Manola Barrajo-Giner
  • A state-of-the-art automated sorter, which frees up staff for other tasks and gets checked-in items back on the shelf faster
  • Enlarged and improved Children's areas, with a beautiful Reading Tree, whose leaves will change with the seasons, and 2 wonderful program rooms in the Enchanted Forest (for younger children)
  • Discovery Zone for older children, featuring story rings around the pillars designed by Marissa Kochanski
  • Enlarged and enhanced TeenZone with new materials and comfortable spaces for teens
  • A new Blu-Ray collection
  • A comfortable fireplace lounge with magazines and newspapers
  • Rooms of various sizes which can be used for private study or group meetings
  • More public computers, and wireless access throughout the building
  • Secure indoor parking for our Bookmobile
  • Vicki's coffee shop on the main floor, serving coffee & tea, snacks and light meals

More Photos: New Library Today | Construction

We are excited about our move and all the opportunities our new space will provide for everyone in our community to explore, relax and connect.

Learn More about the new Community Centre
[Strathcona County website]

Learn More about the History of the Library


Where is...

Where are your favourite areas in the new library? Consult the directories below or in the building, or stop by any service desk for help!

Main floor map

Main Floor Areas:

Adult Fiction and Large Print
Assistive Technology Stations
Cartoons and Graphic Novels
Fiction
Large Print
Mystery
Paperbacks

Enchanted Forest
Beginning Readers
Board Books
Early Literacy Computers
Easy Information
Folk and Fairytales
Parenting Books & Magazines
Picture Books
Storytime Kits

Children's Music and Movies
Movies
Music
Read-Along Kits

Discovery Zone for Kids
Audiobooks
Early Chapter Books
Fiction Books
French Materials
Homework Help
Information Books
Magazines

Teenzone
Audiobooks
Fiction Books
Graphic Novels
Information Books
Magazines
Youth Reference

Music and Movies
Book Sale
Classics
DAISY Readers & Books
Movies
Music
Audiobooks & Playaways

Second floor map

Second Floor Areas:

Consumer Information
Easy English
French
Local Information
Maps

Microfilm Reader/Printer/Scanner
Newspapers & Magazines
Non-Fiction
People (Biography & Memoir)
Places (Travel)
Reference
World Languages

If you would like to print a map of the library, download our Welcome Brochure.


Parking
Free Parking Options

Parking Concerns


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Centre in the Park offers convenient underground parking in a heated parkade as well as free surface and street parking.

All parking in the Community Centre is under the administration of Strathcona County. For up-to-date information and rates please see Strathcona County - Public Parking.

Parking Concerns
For concerns about parking for the Community Centre, please contact:
County_Hall_Parking@strathcona.ab.ca
780-464-8403 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, closed Noon to 1 p.m.)

 

Free Parking Options
Type of Parking Stall Time Limits
Library Book Drop (2 stalls close to library entrance) 5-min
North Lot Public Parking (50 stalls on surface) 2-hr
Street Parking Festival Lane and Festival Avenue 2-hr
Street Parking Festival Way Unlimited
Festival Place Unlimited unless event restrictions in place

Salisbury Composite High School
Student lot

Unlimited, after 2pm only

East Lot 30-min
Handicap Parking (4 stalls at entrance, 6 in parkade) Unlimited

Unlimited free parking is available in the North Lot days after 5pm, evenings, and weekends.

Have you sent us a comment about parking? Please see our "Thanks for Your Comments" page for information. 


Environmentally-Friendly Design & Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] Certification

The Community Centre incorporates many environmentally-sustainable construction techniques and building systems, including being heated by the Community Energy system. Some of the other environmentally-friendly techniques used in this building's construction and maintenance include:

  • Use of reclaimed, recycled and recyclable materials in construction
  • Approximately 80% of construction waste diverted from landfill
  • Low- or zero-emitting materials in carpet and paints
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Use of rainwater and greywater

As of June 2013, the Community Centre has been certified as a LEED Gold building.

The LEED Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a set of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Learn more about LEED at the Canada Green Building Council.

Libraries are leaders in their communities, and within the Community Centre, our new building will lead the way in demonstrating energy-saving and environmentally friendly techniques. The LEED techniques being used will also save on the costs of heating and cooling the building, which will mean future cost savings for maintaining the facility.

Download our brochure about LEED in the new library [PDF]

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STRATHCONA COUNTY LIBRARY | (780) 410-8600
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada T8A 5P7

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