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!

Let's enjoy books that were made into movies this month

Book Picks



  • Goosebumps series - R.L. Stine (Try the first in the new Slappyworld series "Slappy Birthday to You")
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell
  • The BFG - Roald Dahl
Read Alouds:

For March we read aloud...

"Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen" by Debbi Michiko Florence


Read with us on our YouTube channel.

You can find us on our YouTube channel: SGPL Library Kids 

There will be more Read Alouds coming next month...

April Activities

Family Movie Night Bingo

Family game night meets family movie night! 

Movie Night Bingo is a combo of Bingo and I-Spy, really.

Each movie viewer gets a card. Each card is filled with pictures of actions that commonly happen in movies, such as: Fall in love, Magic performed, Laughing, Gift giving, Shopping, etc.

When you see one of these things happen in the movie you are watching you mark it off, first one to get BINGO (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) wins! 

Printable game cards can be found here: EveryDayCori


Make a Sprouted Hobbit House Miniature Garden

Growing seeds with kiddos can be so much fun. In this activity, the chia seeds grow so quickly that children stay involved in the process and don’t lose interest. Adding a little magic and whimsy by making it into a hobbit hole ignites the imaginations of tiny gardeners.

For full instructions visit: Green Kid Crafts


April Crafts

DIY Dragon Eggs

Dragon lovers take a look at creating these awesome scaly dragon eggs made with thumbtacks. The perfect accessory to go on the bookshelf next to your favourite dragon tales. 

Full instructions can be found here: House Talk

If you have younger dragon fans in your family how about trying these bejewelled eggs instead?

The perfect egg for your brave princes and princesses to hunt on a quest!
Full instructions can be found here: QuiteFranklySheSaid

April Recipes

Fancy Popcorn for Movie Night

Are you still eating those boring, prepackaged flavored microwave popcorn packets at movie night? Why not change things up and try some of these awesome popcorn recipes instead? They’re guaranteed to bring tons of flavor and fun to your life!

Full list of recipes can be found at: Reason To Skip The Housework

Sarah's Pick:

Try the Key Lime Pie Popcorn Yum!!!