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)

February is: Freedom to Read...Banned Books

Freedom to Read Week

February 24 – March 2, 2019

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

For further information and how else you can participate: Freedom to Read Week

Book Picks

  • The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby - Dav Pilkey
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
  • Mick Harte Was Here - Barbara Park
Read Alouds:

There will be more read alouds coming in 2019!

We participated in "The Global Read Aloud – One Book to Connect the World" 2018.

We read aloud from one of this year's book picks: "A Boy Called Bat" by Elana K. Arnold. Read with us on our YouTube channel.

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

For a full list of this year's selected titles:

The Global Read Aloud    

February Activities: Azka-Banned Prison/Harry Potter Games

Patronus Matching Game

Think you know the patronal forms of each character in Harry Potter? Print out this Harry Potter patronus matching game and put your skills to the test! A magical game for any Harry Potter fan.

For the full details and the printables: Hey Let's Make Stuff

Harry Potter Guess Who!

Turn a run-of-the-mill Guess Who game into Harry Potter Guess Who! Any Potterhead will want to play this version from the Potter Universe.

For full instructions and printables visit: Simply Potter

Harry Potter Cootie Catcher

Not sure which house the Sorting Hat would choose for you? Use this fun Sorting Hat Cootie Catcher to figure out your Hogwarts house!

Visit Get Away Today for the free printable and instructions.

February Crafts

Upcycled Book Handbag

Flaunt your favourite banned book titles with style - make an upcycled book purse.

Full instructions on how to make your own beautiful customised handbag can be found here: Curbly

February Recipes

Book Burning Cupcakes

We don't want you to actually have a book burning (what a waste, if you need to upcycle an old book try making a cool new bag - see project above). Instead try baking these yummy bonfire cupcakes.

Full recipe can be found at: Restoration Cake

Book Sandwiches

How about some book sandwiches in your school lunch bag? The perfect thing to nibble on while engrossed in that banned book this month.

Full recipe can be found at: Glitter and Bubbles