Over the summer you can participate in the 2022 Pima County Public Library reading challenge. To participate in the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Learning Program, all you have to do is read 20 minutes a day. The program started June 1 and goes all the way until July 30, 2022.

You can read anything from chapter books to comic books or even listen to an audio book. The reading challenge is for kids ages 6–13. You can pick up the reading challenge information any time your local library is open.

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 Do you like to build cars and have races? Then your excitement for this activity will continue to build as you experience the new LEGO Ferrari Build and Race attraction. It opened at LEGOland California Resort in May.

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 At the Pima County Library there are seed libraries! This year the library has a 2022 One Seed Pima County program with the theme “Growing together—one seed, one community.”

You are invited to the library to pick up Crackerjack marigold seeds for free. Marigolds are a type of flower that grows well in the warm weather in Arizona. They can grow up to 36 inches tall and grow into a beautiful orange-yellow flower. When you pick up seeds from the library, you can take information with you about how to plant, grow and harvest the seeds.

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 Did you know that at your local Lowe’s and Home Depot stores you can obtain a wood project every month? And best of all, it’s free! Find someone at Customer Service who will give you a kid’s workshop kit to make at home. You will need your own hammer, Phillips screwdriver, and paint. The stores will provide everything else including instructions.

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 Walking into the new Rock Solid climbing facility, you’ll experience breathtaking views of climbing walls that go upside down, slant, twist and go up to the ceiling. Rock Solid, at 3949 W. Costco Drive, opened in September of 2020, but defying all odds, it successfully opened even with a global pandemic. Rock Solid was founded by Cory Hanson, Lindsey Taylor and Carlton Taylor.

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 Ciao! Have you ever been to Europe? My family went to Italy for a whole month this spring! We had so much fun and went to many different places including Florence, Tuscany, San Gimignano, the Cinque Terre and Venice.

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Here Are A Few of Boomer’s Favorite Creatures from the Reptile Kingdom. 

These flying lizards have membranes that act as wings. They stretch over long ribs that can expand or fold back against the body. See that bright dewlap under its chin? It’s used to signal to other lizards.Yes, Gliding Lizards Are Real!

The Draco lizard, or flying...Read more

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Trayce De Leon from West Valley Christian School is Teacher of the Month
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Trayce De Leon teaches fifth grade at West Valley Christian School. She has been teaching for 28 years. De Leon was born in Miami. Her family moved to South Carolina when she was 10 and she went to college there, so she says she considers South Carolina home. She moved to Arizona when her... Read more

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The Galapagos Islands are home to some seriously cool animals, and scientists are constantly studying the area to see what they can learn about the islands’ animal... Read more

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