Friends of Strathcona County Library

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And we have a winner!!!

Congratulations goes to Janet Staden who has won $2010 in our 50/50 raffle!

Thank you to all who supported us with purchasing 50/50 tickets.  

50/50 Raffle – draw March 17, 2021

Friends of Strathcona County Library is excited to announce our online 50/50 Cash Raffle.  As we have been unable to fundraise our usual ways (Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle and Christmas Gift Wrapping) we have joined the 50/50 wave.
One lucky person will win a minimum $1,000 or up to 50% of the funds raised.
The money raised will be used to assist the Library in the purchase of much needed e-books and other online material.
For over 25 years, the FSCL Society has been helping our Library raise funds to meet specific needs, promoting the services of the Library through public relations, and advocating on behalf of the Library. Since the onset of the Corona Virus, the Friends of Strathcona County Library Society has been unable to do any of our usual yearly fund raising activities. We remain committed to the Library in assisting with their special programs and have decided to try this 50/50 Raffle in order to help us keep these commitments.
Our Library is a significant resource for lifelong learning; for children, students, adults, and seniors. Your contributions to this raffle will be greatly appreciated and certainly put to good use during these unique times. We thank you in advance.
Important Information
Ticket Sales End: Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Draw Date: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Draw Location: Strathcona County Library
The winning number will be posted on our website and on our Facebook Page. The winner will be contacted to claim their jackpot!

Contest Time!! – extended

We at the Friends of Strathcona County Library Society invite you to get creative and create a piece of upcycled art from a book that is destined for the landfill.  

This is a FACEBOOK ONLINE SOCIALLY DISTANCED contest.  You could win a $25 gift card in one of three age categories.  Winners are determined by the number of “Likes” their entry receives.

Please like our Facebook Page and join the Contest Group

Contest submissions start December 1, 2020 at 12 NOON and end December 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM.  Voting continues until January 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Winners will be contacted for prize distribution by appointment in the new yearwith Covid protocols in place.

Happy Creating!!


A Big Thank You from Our Library!

Dear Friends, 

Just dropping in during National Volunteer Appreciation Week to let you know we are thinking of you, and can’t wait until we can see each other again.

From helping with book sales to organizing fundraisers, from selling raffle tickets to wrapping gifts, the Friends are amazing volunteers! The countless hours you put in to support the Library are an incredibly generous gift to our community. We are grateful for you and your efforts. On behalf of our Library and our patrons, thank you for sharing your energy, talents and time with us.

We appreciate you!

Best wishes, 

Sharon Siga, CEO & 
Suzanne Harris, Friends Liaison

Valentines Raffle 2020 was a great success!

Ticket sales for the 2020 Valentines Gift Basket Raffle doubled from last year. Six hundred and four tickets were sold, bringing in $3,020 with net proceeds of $2,896.10. Congratulations to Donna on having the lucky ticket. The Raffle was organized by The Friends of Strathcona County Library Society on behalf of the Library’s Early Literacy Initiative.

Thank you to our great volunteers, donors, sponsors, organizers, library staff… and everyone who purchased tickets. A wonderful job all around.

Prize Basket Contents included:

  • One Night Complimentary Stay in our Premium Queen Room, Park Centre Hotel
  • Gift Certificate – Sawmill Restaurant
  • Gift certificate to Headquarters Restaurant and Bar
  • Gift Certificates from Cora (plus some accessories)
  • Wine from Everything Wine and More
  • Chocolate Roses – Choclination
  • Gift Certificate Namaste wellness and day spa
  • Products from Impressions Hair Group
  • 2 tickets to attend the Ceilidh on July 25, 2020. Donated by the Sherwood Park Highland Gathering.
  • 2 tickets to see Sue Foley and Crystal Shawanda – Festival Place Foundation
  • 2 Movie Tickets – Alberta Motor Association (Sherwood Park)
  • Aeropress, mini grinder, and bag of coffee beans grouping from Roasti Coffee Company
  • Book titled “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman, donated by the ‘Bookworm’
  • The Body Shop, Sherwood Park – various products and accessories
  • Hand knitted / crafted hanging quilt – Peggy Fleet

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