Maui Rotarians have spent this fall distributing 2,600 dictionaries to 3rd-graders in both public and private schools across the island.
The dictionary project is a community-service project sponsored by the nine Maui Rotary Clubs: Kahului, Kihei Sunrise, Kihei-Wailea, Lahaina, Lahaina-Sunrise, Maui, Valley Isle Sunset, Upcountry and Wailuku.
Rotarians believe literacy is one of the most important skills a child can obtain, a news release said.
The goal of the local dictionary project is to help students become good writers, active readers and creative thinkers.
For more information about Maui Rotary Clubs, call assistant district governors Paige Fontaine at 269-2967 and Lisa Rodrigues at 281-2904.