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Cloquet Rotary Club distributes books to Carlton County students

Third graders and kindergarteners at Churchill, Washington, Winterquist, South Terrace and Wrenshall schools received dictionaries and storybooks.

Wrenshall kindergartners hold books
The Rotary Club of Cloquet donated books to kindergartners and third graders at Cloquet, Carlton and Wrenshall schools. Pictured: Wrenshall kindergartners.
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CLOQUET — The Rotary Club of Cloquet distributed dictionaries to area third graders and personal storybooks to kindergarteners in April.

The distributions are meant to encourage an interest in reading and an appreciation for the written word, according to a news release.

A total of 337 third graders from Churchill, Washington, Winterquist, South Terrace and Wrenshall schools each received a handy dictionary/reference book to keep.

In addition, 324 kindergarten students from the same schools each received a personal storybook with the characters and the settings pre-selected by each student and woven into a story. The kindergarteners are able to read the stories aloud from a real book with themselves and their own friends and family as characters, the news release said.

The Rotary Club of Cloquet Literacy Project, led by Travis Hansen, has sponsored and implemented this project for several years. In the past, Rotarians personally presented the dictionaries and storybooks to each student, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, were unable to this year. Instead, the books were distributed by their teachers.

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