Annually, for the past 17 years, the Buena Vista Rotary Club has distributed dictionaries to third graders at Avery-Parsons Elementary School (and in Leadville and Fairplay, as well). The free dictionaries have always been well-received by students and teachers.
This year, in-class participation is down. Many students are home schooling. As a result, our Rotary Club has made additional dictionaries available at the school. Parents of home-schooled third graders are encouraged to pick up dictionaries from the school librarian.
And don’t forget to register your newborn to five-year-old for the Rotary-sponsored Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Application forms are available at the BV Library.
J. David Holt