Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary delivers school dictionaries

 The Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club has distributed more than 1,000 dictionaries to local third-grade students in the Mundelein and Vernon Hills area during the months of January and February.

Mike Flynn, president of the Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary, said the club purchased and distributed the dictionaries to all third graders at local elementary elementary schools, including Mundelein District 75, Diamond Lake School District 76, Fremont School District 79, Hawthorn School District 73, as well as Santa Maria del Popolo School and St. Mary of the Annunciation School at Fremont Center.

Flynn said the distribution of dictionaries to local schools is part of the 2010 Dictionary Project, a nationwide non-profit initiative to encourage literacy and reading among students by providing students with their own personal dictionaries. In 2009, The Dictionary Project distributed 2,488,454 dictionaries throughout the country, and local Rotary Clubs are major supporters of the effort.