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)

June is: Music to Our Ears

Music is powerful. It inspires. It empowers. It connects. It can be comforting to hear your favourite singer echoing your deepest feelings and can transport you to new fascinating places (that aren't home, amazing when we are all getting a little tired of physical distancing).

Try these reads about the power of music:


June Book Picks

This month let's take a look at these musical reads:

  • The Way to Stay in Destiny - Augusta Scattergood
  • All Summer Long - Hope Larson
  • The First Rule of Punk - Celia C. Perez
  • Blackbird Fly - Erin Entrada Kelly


June Activities

Cereal Box Guitar

Try creating your own guitar out of a cereal box and other supplies found around the house.

Instructions can be found here: My Teaching Station


Bottle Cap Castanets

Have fun making a set of these noisy alligator castanets. Just try clacking those sharp teeth!.

Try this and other creative makes at KroKoTak.


Make Stop-Motion Animation Videos with Your Kids

Try STEAM in the Music Room! Make your very own stop-motion animation music videos, or try having a dance party!

Use a free app such as "Stikbot Studio" and have some fun animating your favourite toys. Although the StikBot figures are an obvious choice for creating your videos, you can actually use anything!  Barbies, figurines, LOL dolls, stuffed animals, action figures are great. Get creative! Try salt shakers, rocks, Play Dough, shoes or whatever you want!

Tutorial and further info can be found at Mrs. King's Music Class.

June Crafts

CD Upcycling: Woven Dreamcatcher

Find a use for those old CDs now that everyone prefers a streaming service. Make a beautiful piece of fibre art to hang up in your home based on a simple CD.

Find the full tutorial and instructions here: Pink Stripey Socks

Record Upcycling: Art with Vinyl Records

Bored of crafting with paper, how about trying a new medium? Try creating some rockin' records artwork with old LPs and chalk markers or puffy paint, then bling it up with some jewels.                      

Further details can be found here: Meri Cherry


June Foodie Fun

Sing Inspired Chocolate Treats

Try making these yummy 'Sing' inspired chocolatey music treats.

Full recipe can be found here: Mommy Snippets


Microphone Cupcakes

Try being the star of your own party with these rockstar microphone cupcakes!

This easy recipe can be found here: For the Love of Food

Enjoy Music Month! Be the star of your own movie.