In 1986, 21 municipalities formed a partnership that created Peace Library System. They believed access to library services should be equal and universal and wanted to ensure the patrons in small, rural libraries had the same high-quality library service enjoyed in larger, urban centres.
Working cooperatively with municipalities and public libraries, Peace Library System stays on top of the trends and changes in the library world to assist libraries in offering the best possible services to their patrons, and provides a means for independent libraries to work together in order to maximize value and minimize costs. Your library is a member of Peace Library System and benefits from its shared resources.
TRAC is a partnership of Marigold Library System, Northern Lights Library System, Peace Library System, Yellowhead Regional Library, and their member libraries. Using TRACpac you can search and request items from a combined catalogue of over 170 libraries with holdings of nearly three million books, DVDs and other material.
Created in 1997, TAL has grown into an award-winning consortium of over 48 member libraries in over 300 locations across the province that work together to promote barrier-free access to information, ideas, and culture. TAL's members include public libraries, regional library systems, university libraries, college and technical institute libraries, and special libraries. TAL supports and enables members' access to the technologies, licensing solutions, and related services necessary to better serve their users.
SHARA is a volunteer society responsible for the programs and operations within the Smith-Hondo Agriplex. SHARA works with the Smith Community Library by providing resources for programs within our library. This is a huge benefit to our library by working together we are creating a stronger community link.
The Smith Community Development Council is a society of Smith residents who have come together to work collectively to promote growth and development within the Hamlet of Smith, Alberta and the surrounding area. They meet regularly to discuss the challenges the community faces, including a shrinking population and barriers to development and growth. With the community's best interest in mind, and with the support of the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 and fellow citizens, this group is working to create a stronger and more connected community.
Leader in Me and Apple School. The parent group runs a Breakfast for Learning Program which offers a healthy snack to students every morning. Travel program for grades 4 to high school. Students have gone to China, England, Italy, Greece, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Costa Rica and Ireland. The Aspen View School in Smith has been helpful in promoting our library to the children and their parents.