Welcome to Smithers Secondary School Library

We promote reading, while also serving the information and research needs of over 600 students and 50 staff.   

New Books!

Feb 2021





--The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. "Can a robot survive in the wilderness?"

--The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown. "A heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot."

--The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf by Gerald Morris. "Gerald Morris's Arthurian novel is a highly comic tale of hidden identities, mysterious knights, faeries and enchantments, damsels-in-distress, and true love."


Graphic Novels

--Drama by Raina Telgemeier. 


Historical Fiction

--Trapped in Ice by Eric Walters. "Based on true events surrounding the ill-fated Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913, Trapped in Ice is a riveting, fast-paced adventure set in a marvelous but brutal world of ice and snow."


Realistic Fiction

--Rick by Alex Gino. A companion novel to George, "the story of a boy named Rick who needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend."

--There There: a novel by Tommy Orange. "Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow....Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people."



--Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott"Can you love someone you can never touch?"



--Ground Zero: a novel of 9/11 by Alan Gratz. "Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same."


Picture Books

--The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers. "In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure."

--The Good Egg by Jory John. "Meet the good egg. He’s a verrrrrry good egg indeed. But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol’ rotten."




How to Search the SSS Library Catalogue from your Device 

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1) Click on Library Catalogue under the Library menu of the SSS homepage.

2) Make sure the library that you are searching is “Smithers Secondary”. (Click the down arrow next to the Libraries box for options).

3) You can search by title, author, subject or series. 


You can easily see if the book is in under “Availability.” 

The books are organized on the shlves by Genre (like Fantasy or Mystery), then by last name of the author.  You will know which genre the book is by the three letter code in brackets after the Call number.

Here's an example:  F RIO (FAN).  F means it is in the Fiction section.  FAN means the Fantasy shelves and RIO is the last three letters of the author's surname.  You would find the book in the Fiction section, the Fantasy shelves in the R section.



How to Find a Book You Like in the SSS Library Catalogue

 1) Click on Kids on the right hand side of the library catalogue page.  

2) Click on the orange 'Kiosk' button.



3) Choose a genre (such as Fantasy), type of book (such as Quick Reads) to browse.  






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