Once again the Pueblo 43 Rotary Club raised funds to give a hard-bound dictionary to every third grader in Pueblo and Pueblo West, over 2,700 dictionaries.  We are proud to promote literacy in Pueblo and around the world.  And, from the looks of these students you can see that they are very happy to have their very own dictionary.  Club member Ralph Williams is shown providing an explanation of the purpose of Rotary and why we support literacy.
These full color illustrated dictionaries include a variety of supplementary references such as full world maps and listing of all American presidents.  A recent survey of Pueblo teachers responded unanimously that the dictionaries are still a very useful teaching tool, even in the internet age.  In fact one teacher mentioned that less than 50% of her students had access to the internet and another said that this is the only book in some homes.