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Special Events & Fundraisers

Upcoming Events
      Garden Tour
      Book Sale - August 2014
      Words in the Park
   Friends of the Library Events
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      Christmas Gift Wrapping
      Heritage Tour
      Wine Tasting Fundraiser
      Words in the Park

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Summer 2014

Jun - Aug 2014
Registration still available

Fall 2014
Sep - Dec 2014
Guide to be released Aug 12
Registration begins Aug 23

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Special Events & Fundraisers

Upcoming Events

14th Annual Garden Tour

Sun Jul 13 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets $12
Advance tickets available at the Library Customer Service Desk

Day-of tickets available starting at 9 at Salisbury Greenhouse (52337 Rge Rd 232) or Aqualine (23211 Twp Rd 514). Library opens at 1 pm on the day of the Garden Tour.

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 this year’s Book Sale:

2014 Book Sale bannerFri Aug 15
9:30 am - 8:30 pm

Sat Aug 16
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sun Aug 17
1 pm - 4:30 pm

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.

Our most successful Book Sale ever was held in the Agora in 2013 from Aug 16-18. We raised nearly $10,000!

Thanks to all our volunteers and staff who helped make this Book Sale a success. Remaining books were offered for free for the week following the Book Sale.

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

Learn more about Book Donations.

Words in the Park
WitP logo The Words in the Park Book Sale & Fair, which takes place every fall, is a great opportunity to meet local authors, do some holiday shopping, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the community centre.

Next Words in the Park
Sat Oct 25
Please check the Words in the Park website for details closer to the event

You can learn more at the Words in the Park website.


Friends of the Library Events

Friends of the Library AGM
Photo of the library's outside sign The Friends of Strathcona County Library Society will hold their AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. 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.

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 everyone who volunteered their time or donated money to have their gifts wrapped in 2013. The gift wrap fundraiser will be open again in December 2014.

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

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

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Books, Bites & Bubbly fundraiser on Monday, November 4 2013. The event was a great success and a fun time was had by all!

Thanks to Sabor Divino for the fantastic appetizers. Sobey’s Nottingham supplied us with 2 wonderful cheese trays and Salisbury Greenhouse donated several plants to use as door prizes. Thanks also to Lee Ahlstrom of AWOC for donating door prizes.

The Friends of the Library expect that this will become an annual event so watch for it again in the fall of 2014!

Everything Wine & More logo    Sabor Dvino 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.

Heritage Tour
Church building Our previous Heritage Tours consisted of visits to historical sites and unique cathedrals and temples.

We are currently looking at alternatives for sponsors for the bus in order to keep our costs down for the Tour.

Next Heritage Tour: Date to be determined

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401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada T8A 5P7

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