On October 20th, Rotary members Komal Choudhry, Lynn Swain, and Catherine Wolverton (also the Cedar Grove Library Director) distributed dictionaries to the North End 3rd Graders who are currently in Woodland Park.
 
On October 20th, Rotary members Komal Choudhry, Lynn Swain, and Catherine Wolverton (also the Cedar Grove Library Director) distributed dictionaries to the North End 3rd Graders who are currently in Woodland Park. The kids are always so excited to receive a dictionary of their very own. Their faces and appreciation and the teachers implementing the use of the dictionaries throughout the school year are why this project remains strong and relevant in this age of digital books. These dictionaries are more than just dictionaries, they are mini encyclopedias. They include information about all states, Presidents, planets and more. Many of these 3rd graders become Cedar Grove High School Students of the Month and not only remember receiving the gift of a dictionary but also still have them. They are worn from use! The dictionary project existed only in South Carolina, until Bob Pityo started the project in New Jersey in 2000. To date, all 50 states have distributed dictionaries to over 11 million 3rd graders. The Rotary Club of Cedar Grove has distributed more than 3,000 dictionaries since 2000.