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)


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September is: Reading with Pets

Reading to pets can be a great experience to encourage reading practice and improve reading fluency and confidence. The feeling of safety with an animal allows for uninhibited reading risk and practice. And let’s be honest, it’s always fun to spend time with our pets.

Find out more about the benefits of reading to your pet: Read Brightly

Try these reads, activities and tasty treats about our love for our furry friends:


September Book Picks

This month let's take a look at these pet-tastic reads:

  • Lulu and the Hamster in the Night - Hilary McKay
  • Dragons in a Bag - Zetta Elliott
  • Flora and Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo
  • Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet - Megan Frazer Blakemore


September Activities

Make a Hamster House

Try creating a hamster resort for your little furry friend.

More designs such as this snazzy treehouse can be found in "Homemade for Hamsters" by Carin Oliver, available at the library through TRACpac.


Create an Animal Habitat in LEGO

Complete an animal habitat project with LEGO bricks. You can study different biomes, design them and play with them.

Be inspired by this and other creative makes at Adventure in a Box


LEGO Printable Pet Mosaic

Try making the mosaics on these LEGO Animal Building Cards. There are 8 different animals to build, or be inspired to create their own designs!

Printables and further info can be found at Frugal Fun 4 Boys

September Crafts

Make a Puppy Box

Make an adorable paper dog or puppy box. The creator has three different styles to choose from. They make great gifts for a friend too!

Find the full tutorial and instructions here: Jennifer Maker


Make a Rock Stone Crocodile

Make a pet rock! Better yet make this awesome rock crocodile. Experiment and make him whatever colour or pattern you like.              

Further details can be found here: The Inspiration Edit


September Foodie Fun

Cat Doughnuts

We're paw-sitive you'll want these kawaii style cat doughnuts.

Full recipe can be found here: Tastemade


Treats for your Dog

For softer dog treats that are gluten-free and have a touch of sweetness you can't go wrong with this peanut butter, applesauce and oats dog treat recipe.

This dog-friendly recipe can be found here: Wiggleworthy


Cinnamon Sugar Bunny Twists

Try making these cute edible bunnies, they only have five ingredients!

This easy recipe can be found here: It's Always Autumn