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Special Events & Fundraisers

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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Winter 2015

Jan - Mar 2015

Some programs still ongoing;
registration still available

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Spring 2015
Apr - Jun 2015

Registration begins Sat Mar 14

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Special Events & Fundraisers

Upcoming Events

Heritage Tour
Church building The Heritage Tour features visits to historical sites and unique cathedrals and temples.

Sat May 23
9am - 5pm

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

16th Annual Garden Tour

Next Garden Tour:
Summer of 2015

Please check back here for more information closer to the date of this event


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:

  August 2015
Please check back for more information closer to this event.

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.

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

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 Next Friends of the Library AGM: Spring 2015. Please check back here for more information.

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

Sherwood Park Mall logo

Next gift wrap fundraiser: December 2015

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

Thanks to everyone who attended this fundraiser in 2014. Please check back for more information about future fundraisers for the library.

Location: Everything Wine and More
#25 – 100 Broadview Drive in Sherwood Park (by Save-On Foods, Baseline Road).

Thanks to our sponsors Sabor Divino and Wow Factory Desserts for providing the appetizers.
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

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
Oct/Nov 2015
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.

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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