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Special Events & Fundraisers

   Upcoming Events
      Heritage Tour - Sat May 23
      Garden Tour - Jul 2015
      Book Sale - August 2015

   Friends of the Library Events
      Oilers 50/50

   Past Events
      Christmas Gift Wrapping
      Wine Tasting Fundraiser
      Words in the Park

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Summer 2015
Jul - Sep 2015
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Special Events & Fundraisers

Upcoming Events

Heritage Tour
Church building The 2015 Heritage Tour features architectural historic building styles in Sherwood Park and Strathcona County.

Sat May 23
9 am - 5 pm

Tickets are $60 per person. The ticket price includes bus transportation and lunch, but not drinks.
Tickets for the 2015 Heritage Tour are now available at the Check-Out Desk. Only 55 tickets will be sold, as this is the number of seats available on the bus.

The 2015 tour itinerary is as follows:

  • South Cooking Lake General Store & Post Office
  • Frontiersman War Memorial
  • North Cooking Lake Hotel & Store
  • Ardrossan United Church
  • Bremner House
  • Josephburg United Church
  • Strathcona County Fire Hall #1
  • Smeltzer House

For further information, please contact Louise at 780-410-8612 or

15th Annual Garden Tour

Sun Jul 12
10 am - 5 pm

We invite you to join us for the 15th annual Friends of the Library Garden Tour on Sunday, July 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy exclusive access to 10 private gardens in Sherwood Park and Strathcona County – an opportunity to set foot in these gorgeous properties in full bloom.

Tickets are $12 per person (12 and under free) and include a program with map and directions and individual garden descriptions.

Tickets will be available for purchase mid-June at the Library, Salisbury Greenhouses, Aqualine Aquatics and Country Road Greenhouses.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Louise at 780-410-8612 or

All proceeds from this event go to the Library.


Thanks to our 80+ volunteers and hosts who always make this day such a success! In 2013, we raised over $7000 for library collections and services. We also wish to thank our wonderful sponsors for their ongoing support of our Tour.

Please see our photo album below for pictures from the 2013 Garden Tour.

Photo album: 2013 Garden Tour [view all]

See more of the beautiful gardens we have visited on past years' tours.

Book Sale
Stack of books

Watch for the library's annual Book Sale:

Fri Aug 14
9:30 am - 8:30 pm

Sat Aug 15
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sun Aug 16
1pm - 4:30 pm

In the Agora, Community Centre
(just across the hall from the library)

Sponsored by the Friends of Strathcona County Library, the Book Sale is a way to recycle older books from our collections and raise funds for new materials.

Also, please check out our permanent ongoing Book Sale on the north side of the Circulation Desk.

Learn more about Book Donations.

Friends of the Library Events

Friends of the Library AGM
Photo of the library's outside sign Sat Jun 6
11 am

The 2015 AGM for the Friends of the Library will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 11 am in Meeting Room #5 in the Community Centre. All members of the Friends of Strathcona County Library Society and current volunteers of the Library are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Louise at 780-410-8612 or

Oilers 50/50

Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped out at our fundraiser on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Almost 60 volunteers helped out with selling Oilers 50/50 tickets or counting money.

Past Events

Christmas Gift Wrapping at the Mall
Rolls of Christmas wrapping paper

Thanks to the Sherwood Park Mall for their ongoing support for this event.

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Next gift wrap fundraiser: December 2015

Books, Bites & Bubbly: A Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Strathcona County Library
red wine in glass

Mon Oct 5
6 pm - 9 pm

Save the date!
Our 3rd annual wine tasting fundraiser will be held on Monday, October 5 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Thanks to our 2014 sponsors Sabor Divino and Wow Factory Desserts.
For more information, please contact Louise Ludwig at the Library at 780-410-8612 or


Everything Wine & More logo      Sabor Dvino logo     WOW! Factor Desserts logo

Casino Fundraisers
Poker chips The Friends of the Library hosted a Casino in Camrose on Aug 13 and 14. Thanks to our hard working volunteers who helped with the Casino this year. We hope to find out the amount of monies raised sometime after the end of September. Funds raised from this year’s Casino will help increase the Library’s ebook collection.

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