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At an annual event, the service group gifted school district kids with tomes full of fun facts. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, about 85 third graders from Forest Hills Elementary School trailed from their library with their noses in the pages of brand-new dictionaries.

For about 15 years, the Lake Oswego Rotary Club has distributed free dictionaries to third graders at all six elementary schools, as well as fourth graders who are new to the Lake Oswego School District. The dictionaries were purchased thanks to grant money the Rotary obtains each year.

PMG PHOTO: MIA RYDER-MARKS - Rotary members passed out dictionaries to each student.

On Wednesday, the service group stopped by several elementary schools in the district to drop off copies of A Student's Dictionary, which not only offers readers the standard word definitions but also the periodic table, multiplication tables, U.S. presidents' names, state capitals, the names of the planets and the alphabet in American Sign Language and braille.

A crowd favorite was the world's longest word.PMG PHOTO: MIA RYDER-MARKS - A crowd favorite was the longest word in the world, which took up a whole page of the dictionary.


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