Mission and Philosophy
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.
The Smith Community Library values Intellectual Freedom as made available in
these statements from various organizations:
- Library Association of Alberta - Statement of Intellectual Freedom
- Canadian Federation of Library Associations - Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries
- The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom
We believe that the library is a place that allows for intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.
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
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.
We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 8 territory of the Cree, Beaver and Dene People.