The Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Club has been busy this past week delivering dictionaries to all Dickinson County Third Graders. 
The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.
The Dictionary Project is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that works with  local sponsors and volunteers.  The Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Club has been handing out dictionaries for more than 10 years.  Helping third grade children in our community improve their communication skills and literacy  makes this a very rewarding project!  
Shown above are the Terril third graders along with IGL Rotarians Janie Eick and Peggy Gustafson.