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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 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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 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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 I interviewed Adam “Crack” Winrich at the Renaissance Festival. He does shows involving whips as well as fire.

Adam Crack practices two to three hours a day and has broken more than one world record, including the loudest whip crack. He got his first whip when he was about 7 or 8 years old. He says that the most dangerous thing about the job is risking cutting your skin open with a whip, especially with fire.

It was really entertaining to interview Adam Crack and I want to go to the Arizona Renaissance Festival again.

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 The book “Front Desk” is a very memorable story written by Kelly Yang. It tells about 10-year-old Mia Tang and her struggles as she moves from China to California. Mia wants to enter an essay contest to win a motel for her family. She thinks that this will change her family’s luck in California. She uses all of her pennies and her dad’s lucky pennies to get $300 to enter.

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On March 25, eight Monster Jam trucks lined up, ready to race at the Tucson Convention Center. The floor of the arena was converted to a dirt course. The trucks waited for the go sign, and they were off! The blaring noise of fans cheering deafened the piercing roar of monster truck wheels. The smell of gasoline and burned rubber tickled my nose and fi lled the arena. It sure was a sight to see!

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 My family took a trip to Lake Havasu for my spring break. The lake has an interesting history. In 1963, Robert P. McCulloch, the owner of McCulloch Motors, was flying over the lake. He thought that the land surrounding it could be good for a new city.

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