From Actual emails in 2018
Parent of 3rdGrader: My daughter got a dictionary from your rotary so neat!
Rotary Treasurer: Thank you for the thought. Our Club does about 1,800 dictionaries for 3rd graders. Do you think the gift of a paper dictionary is appropriate in this day and age of everything being “on line”?
Parent of 3rd Grader: That’s a lot of dictionaries! And yes I do, she loved it and I think good for kids to know how to look up in one the old fashioned way. She had fun reading it and tagged pages on stuff that she thought was interesting. Definitely still appropriate.
Here are some pictures of 3rd graders at Schaefer Elementary School in Coffey Park receiving their dictionaries (2018)