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Events Calendar

Freedom to Read Week:
February 23 – 29, 2020

Freedom to Read Week (February 23 – 29, 2020) is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. For more information, including lists of banned and challenged books, visit freedomtoread.ca.

Banned Books Storytime
Sat, Feb 29th | 11:00 a.m.
@ Smithers Public Library

Let the wild rumpus begin! Celebrate Freedom to Read Week with a storytime event featuring banned and challenged children’s books. Make some noise about your right to read.

Note: This program, like all library programs, is open to everyone.

Smithers Library-Gallery Project

Project Update


The Smithers Library-Gallery Project Fundraising Committee has raised over $700,000 of their $1,000,000 goal for community fundraising. The committee is actively accepting donations from the wider community to help build a lasting legacy for Bulkley Valley residents to enjoy for generations to come.

The town has applied for a combined federal and provincial government grant that funds up to 80% of the cost of the new library-gallery project. This application will be determined in early 2020.

Project Timeline

  • Sept 2018 – Concept design
  • Oct 2018 – Tremblay pledge announced
  • Jan 2019 – Fed/Prov grant submitted
  • Winter 2019/20 – Grant adjudicated
  • 2020 – Borrowing referendum
  • 2020 – Community fundraising target met
  • 2020 – Final design & construction tendering
  • 2022 – Project completion

Concept Design

New Arrivals

Top books of 2019 @ your library:

Click here to read an article about the most popular fiction, non-fiction, and films of 2019 at SPL.

New Fiction:

 Download Digital Media

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  • Sun Closed

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