Desert Quest, Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program coming to Safford Library

SAFFORD — The Safford City-Graham County Library is offering plenty of things to do this summer — both in and outside of the library.

The Summer Reading Program returns June 6 for four age groups — little readers ages 0-4, kids 5-11, teens 12-17 and adults 18 and older. This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities and the event calendar will soon be posted to the library’s website.

Also this summer, the library is conducting Desert Quest.

“It’s a scavenger hunt, but instead of finding things in the community you’ll be doing activities. And it’s all here in Graham County,” said Library Supervisor Leslie Talley.

Once teams register at the library, they will be given a list of about 150 things to track down, see or do in the Gila Valley. The tasks run from service related, such as donating to a food pantry, to silly and fun exercises such as singing “Baby Shark” to library staff.

There are also reading challenges that will dovetail into the Summer Reading Program, as well as reading to others and book donation challenges.

Desert Quest will run for two weeks in June and teams can register at the library at the end of May. Participation is free.