Virtual Reading Clubs

Join our Virtual Reading Clubs!

Are you a reading enthusiast? SGPL invites you to be part of our virtual reading community where you can connect with other readers online. Don't have internet access or a device? We have free WiFi and computer access. Visit us today!

Virtual Storytime Ages: 7 & under

Tune in to our YouTube channel anytime and participate in in our digital community from the comfort of your home! New stories every two weeks.

Kids Edition Ages: 7–12

Be part of an online reading community in a safe child-friendly virtual setting, that has been specifically created with kids in mind. We will be participating in "The Global Read Aloud - One Book to Connect the World" (1st Oct - 9th Nov). Join us to watch/listen to installments from this year's book picks.

More info to come!

Teen Edition Ages: 13–17

Be part of an online community of readers and book lovers from the comfort of your room. This teen-based group is so much more than a traditional (‘boring’) book club: there’ll be vlogs, podcasts and goofy videos galore. Not convinced you even read actual books? Every month we’ll also be picking alternative reading formats and topics to try. Go outside of your comfort zone, engage with others and expand your critical thinking skills.

Registration required: SGPL Virtual Reading Club: Teen Edition

Adult Edition Ages 18 and up

SGPL invites you to be part of our virtual reading community where you can connect with other readers online and discuss diverse literary discoveries.  Each month, we will suggest various titles available in print AND online through our eResources so you can have easy access to materials. Perfect if you are busy, housebound, or can’t get to the library in-person.

Registration required: SGPL Virtual Reading Club

Reading Club Resources

LitLovers
 
 
  •  An easy 10 step guide for  starting a book club.
  •  Ideas for club activities, discussions, and how to handle tough issues.
  •  3,500 reading guides including discussion questions, book reviews, author biographies, and plot summaries.
  •  Featured book clubs; this could be your club!
  •  Games and icebreakers!
 
American Library Association
  • A starter guide for book discussion groups, with handy lists of do’s and don’ts for book selections and meetings.
  • Links to articles and blogs about book clubs.
  • Suggested books for new book clubs.
  • Community reads resources.
  • “One Book Club” programs.


Novelist Plus 
  •  Recommended reads lists by genre, subject, and age group.
  •  Book appeal terms, so you can select a book with a specific type of character, illustration, pace, story line, tone,and   writing style.
  •  Search options for finding books in your library.
 
Reading Group
 
  •  More than 4000 guides.
  •  A  place to rate your book clubs picks.
  •  Links to the latest paperback releases.
  •  Contests!
 
Together We Read

  •  Canada-wide online book club.
 
Book Riot

 Book seller offering:
  • Book lists
  • Podcasts
  • Contests
  • Newsletters
  • Downloadable book group guide
  • World-wide book club list.
 
Goodreads

Website offering:
  • Book reviews
  • Book recommendations based on titles that you’ve previously read and rated.
  • Social media integration: see what your friend are reading or have read. 
 Fantastic Fiction
  • Collection of book descriptions and author bibliographies.