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 sarah@sgpl.ca 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)


April is: Movie Night - Books Made into Films

We all love movies, but did you realise how many of them are actually based on popular or classic books?

Take a look at some of the titles that are coming out as film adaptations in 2020.

But remember that print and film are very different mediums in how they are able to tell a story and the adaptations can be VERY different takes on the same underlying story. Take a look at them both and give yourself the opportunity to decide for yourself...


April Book Picks

This month let's take a look at these reads that are getting made into movies:

  • Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke
  • Artemis Fowle - Eoin Colfer
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson
  • The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate


April Activities

Family Movie Night Bingo

Perfect for home movie night - try movie night BINGO! (It's really a combination of BINGO and I Spy) Liven up family movie night.

Print off your printable BINGO cards here at EveryDayCori


Watch Live Gorillas

Have you tried Live Cams before? Have fun watching real gorillas (like Ivan in our April pick: "The One and Only Ivan")

Find gorillas in the wilds of the Democratic Republic of Congo and other animals to watch at Explore.org


April Crafts

Origami Butterflies

Create some beautiful origami butterflies to decorate your home and bring a little of the outside indoors.

Find the full tutorial and instructions here: Creative Memories

Spring Flower Craft

Spring flowers are a sign of hope for the coming season. Let's make this fun little crocus craft to brighten up our yards until the real flowers arrive.

Full instructions can be found here at Kid Friendly Things To Do

Have Fun with Vegetables

Make this cute painted bubble wrap corn suncatcher and many other vegetable themed crafts.

Go to Play Ideas for full details for this craft and others to keep your kids busy and occupied.


April Foodie Fun

Fancy Popcorn

Try making some of these gourmet popcorn recipes to make your movie night a night to remember! I recommend the Chunky Monkey Popcorn - nom nom

Further details of these recipes can be found here: Reason to Skip the Housework


Worms and Dirt Pudding

Let's enjoy this tasty Dirt Pudding* in honour of the children's classic: The Secret Garden.

*No worms were hurt in the making of this pudding                                                                           

Full recipe details can be found here: Neighbor Food Blog