“LEGO Bricks for the Library is designed to benefit children with the ability to unlock hidden knowledge with the use of building techniques to establish foundation of creativity, branching from integrated formal instruction,” said Knox, a Girl Scout Ambassador for Troop No. 922 who graduated from Apache Junction High School in 2012 in the top 5 percent of her class.
“This program will attract ‘tweens’ who seek a new perspective to learning. I am seeking to implement both LEGO speed creation races and interpretive challenge builds to see perspective imaginations of each of our builders.”
Every other month, Knox and the Apache Junction Public Library hope to hold themed contests. She intends to seek the help of local LEGO master builders.
The opening event will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the library’s Mountain View Room. It will continue from Girl Scout, A-1the fourth Tuesday of each month. However, first, she and the library need many more LEGO supplies for the gathering.
To collect new and used LEGO, there are donation bins at all AJUSD school front offices as well as the Apache Junction Public Library.
“Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated as we are trying to implement the involvement from all of our community,” said Knox, who will enter boot camp in Illinois for the U.S. Navy in November.
To further raise funds, she is hosting a car wash at the Diamond Shamrock gas station at Ironwood Road and Southern Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
For more information, contact the circulation desk at the library at (480) 474-8555.
By Christina FuocoKarasinski