Third-grade students in Lindsay Lopata’s class at Pioneer Elementary show off the dictionaries they received from Arlington Kiwanis. This is the 17th year the service group has donated dictionaries to third-graders in the Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood school districts.


The Arlington Kiwanis Club — in conjunction with the nonprofit “The Dictionary Project”— donated dictionaries to third-graders in Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood school districts recently. The goal is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary.

“Kids are the focus of Arlington Kiwanis,” said member Sherri Phelps. “We want to do everything we can to give kids a leg up on their education and these dictionaries can help them do that.”

The group is donating between 600-700 dictionaries to third-graders in the three districts. Friends of the Arlington Library is also involved in this project. Arlington Kiwanis has been donating dictionaries to local students for 17 years.

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