Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

It is our mission to provide access to the world of social and cultural ideas for the

community by offering a wide variety of materials, emerging technologies and

programs.  Our library has a special mission to encourage a love of reading and

learning for young children and their parents.  The library is also committed to

preserving and promoting the history and culture of the Hamlet of Smith and Municipal

District of Lesser Slave River #124.

Our Values

The Smith Community Library values Intellectual Freedom as made available in

these statements from various organizations:

We believe that the library is a place that allows for intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.

Our Philosophy

The Slave Lake Regional Library Board exists and maintains its service:

1.  To promote and keep alive a lifelong love of learning.

2.  To promote an enlightened citizenry and keep alive the positive use of 

     people's imaginations.

3.  To provide the best possible service at all times to all persons, recognizing

     the "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms" and the "Canadian Library

     Association Statement of Rights and Freedoms" as fundamental to the provision

     of that service.

Treaty Statement

We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 8 territory of the Cree, Beaver and Dene People.