The Rotary Club of Delray Beach donated over 1,800 dictionaries to third graders in their community this year. Jessica Rosato, a Rotarian, is quoted in local media saying, “Children need their own dictionaries to be able to develop their reading and writing skills and become resourceful learners…Thanks to the Delray Beach Rotary Club, many students now have their own personal dictionaries that will hopefully... Read More
The Arlington Kiwanis Club, in conjunction with the Friends of the Arlington Library, donate dictionaries to local students every year. This year, they estimate they have provided between 600-700 third graders with their own copies of ‘The Best Dictionary for Students’, which also includes information like sign language, braille, and the longest word in English. Their hope is that these books will help the... Read More
The Middletown Odessa Rotary Club was featured in local media for their 2018 Dictionary Project. The club has participated for over 13 years. This year, they donated to nearly 900 students in Appoquinimink School District. Helen Weinheimer, who helps to head up the club’s dictionary efforts, said, “The most important thing is each child uses the dictionary in their work throughout the school year... Read More
Members of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Cantonment, FL, visited a local elementary school last month. Nearly 400 students at Jim Allen Elementary School received dictionaries of their own. The church has participated in the Dictionary Project for the last three years.
The Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant, MI, sent pictures from their 2018 Dictionary Project. Here, they pose with students from two schools, Fancher Elementary and Beal City Elementary. This is the tenth year that the Kiwanians have participated in the project. Since 2008, they have donated over 5,800 dictionaries.
The Groton South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 39 presented 47 third graders with dictionaries. The Groton Area Elementary School students (pictured above with club members Tami Zimney, Deb McKiver, and junior member Hailey Pray) will learn dictionary skills in their classrooms throughout the rest of the school year. The Groton SD American Legion Auxiliary Unit #39 has participated in the Dictionary Project... Read More
This is the first year Kern Valley Friends of the Library has participated in the project.The Kern Valley Sun wrote about the event and gave a brief overview of the mission of the Dictionary Project. The Kern Valley Friends This is the first year Kern Valley Friends of the Library has participated in the project.The Kern Valley Sun wrote about the event and gave... Read More
The Rotary Club of Ashland, VA, recently donated 550 dictionaries to students at John Gandy and Elmont Elementary Schools. Rotarians provided dictionaries to all third graders, but also extended the project to fourth and fifth graders who had not been sponsored in the past few years. Heather Ostrander, an Ashland Rotarian, had this to say about the project: “The response from the students was... Read More