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)

We'll be taking a break over the summer, but don't worry the Virtual Reading Clubs will resume again in September.

How about joining the Summer Reading Club?

Register online here, or visit us in-person.

It starts with a Kick Off Party on Saturday June 29 and lasts all summer long!*

*Program registration begins Saturday June 29

Try the TD Top Recommended Reads to keep kids reading 

Take a look at other programs we are offering this summer here at the library. Pick up your copy of the Summer Program Guide.

Read Alouds

For May we read aloud...

"Breaking Stalin's Nose" by Eugene Yelchin, find Chapter 1 here.

Read with us on our YouTube channel.

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

For March we read aloud...

"Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen" by Debbi Michiko Florence, find Chapter 1 here.

"Breaking Stalin's Nose" - Discussion Guide and Pre-Reading Activities

Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six: The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism. A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience. A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings. But now that it is finally time to join the Young Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for so long, everything seems to go awry. He breaks a classmate’s glasses with a snowball. He accidentally damages a bust of Stalin in the school hallway. And worst of all, his father, the best Communist he knows, was arrested just last night. This moving story of a ten-year-old boy’s world shattering is masterful in its simplicity, powerful in its message, and heartbreaking in its plausibility.

Read the book yourself or listen to our read aloud on our YouTube channel: SGPL Library Kids.

Explore the story and world of the Soviet Union on which this book is based in greater depth using the full discussion guide: Breaking Stalin's Nose

Have a great summer!