Dictionaries given to South Windsor third graders

The Friends of the South Windsor Public Library have successfully completed their annual distribution of dictionaries to all third-grade students in the South Windsor Public Schools. We started this effort in 2006 when our Friends group heard about the nationwide Dictionary Project and decided it would be an excellent way to help our third graders as they start reading chapter books and writing reports. There is a great deal of excitement generated when the students realize they will have a dictionary of their own to keep. To date the Friends have given more than 2,000 dictionaries to third graders in South Windsor. More can be learned about the national organization from the website http://www.dictionaryproject.org.