Kids Virtual Reading Club

Welcome to the Virtual Reading Club for Kids!

Each month we will post some suggested reads across a range of reading levels, along with related activities, crafts and cooking/baking recipes.

How to participate in the Virtual Reading Club: Kids Edition

  1. Start by locating the book picks you are interested in reading during that month. Try one or try all of the book picks, it is completely up to you. Request a copy from TRAC or find it here at SGPL. Visit us in-person or give us a call as we would be happy to help you!
  2. Try out one or more of the featured activities, crafts or baking recipes. Activities will be posted at the beginning of each month so you can access them all month long.
  3. Let us know what you thought of the book(s) and/or share some of your makes with us and we'll showcase them right here! Contact Sarah (Children & Youth Services Librarian) at with your book reviews and photos! 
    (We will only post photos of your creations, any pictures including faces of your family and friends will not be showcased for privacy reasons. SGPL support and uphold the privacy provisions of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

October is: Face Your Fears...Have Courage

It’s normal for children to have fears. Kids may have bad dreams, be frightened of the dark, or find certain movie scenes scary. However, kids can develop fears that interrupt their everyday life such as a fear of speaking in front of others, fear of being dropped off at school, or fear of trying new things. 

Here are some tips and suggestions to help kids (and grown ups) face their fears.

October Book Picks

This month let's take a look at these book suggestions:

  • Brave - Svetlana Chmakova
  • The Night Diary - Veera Hiranandani
  • Starfish - Lisa Fipps
  • When Stars are Scattered - Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

We will be reading some of these stories aloud as part of our Cyber Tales: Storytime for Big Kids (of All Ages) program. Alternate Fridays at 4pm throughout the season live on our Facebook channel (videos available for up to 4 weeks after the live event to watch at your leisure, search our videos on Facebook).

October Activities

Taste Test Challenge

Have you ever tried weird food combinations or really unusual foods? Try having a taste test challenge! Make it extreme and have a Gross Food Challenge. Here are some of the foods tried on the tv show Fear Factor (no recommended at home).

Download a taste test challenge card and further suggestions at the OntarianLibrarian.

Make a Worry Monster

These little monsters just love worries! In fact, the more you give them the happier they are! Designed to help alleviate anxiety & reduce stress in young children, these DIY Worry Monsters offer children a simple way to express & release those negative emotions.

Full instructions at Sunhats and Wellie Boots.

October Crafts

Fear Barometer

Trying making a fear barometer this spooky season to figure out your level of comfort. Use it for Halloween night or leading up to October 31st to evaluate children's level of fear ready for trick or treating.

Full instructions can be found at Educatall.

Make a Mood Board

Inside Out (if you haven't seen it) is an awesome movie that gives kids a really easy way to understand all those crazy complex emotions they have. Try making a mood board with the Inside Out characters to help express how you feel.

Full instructions and free printables can be found at Eighteen25.

October Foodie Fun

Mummy Dogs

These cute snacks are perfect for a spooky get-together this season. Recipe can be found at Weelicious.

Purple People Eater Floats

Try these yummy drinks this Halloween. Recipe and details can be found at The Novice Chef.

Hocus Pocus Brownies

Try whipping up a batch of these spooky snacks for fans of the Disney classic movie Hocus Pocus...or the all-new sequel!

Full recipe can be found at the Keeper of the Cheerios.

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