Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. The power of literacy lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person’s capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect,  interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which they live.

 
When you hear the word Rotary, you may think "Oh, those are the people who are fighting polio" or you may not be familiar with Rotary at all. Rotary is much more than polio eradication; we are about promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, supporting education, saving mothers and children and growing local economies.
For the last two years, the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills has focused on two special literacy projects locally. In 2016 and again this year, we purchased books for area elementary schools that they are using in their Battle of the Books competition at the 4th and 5th grade levels. If you happen to have a couple of spare hours and want to volunteer..
 
DISTRICT 158 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS DATES:
Friday-April 21st Conley Elementary-4th Grade (Square Barn Rd.Campus)
Friday-April 28th  Martin Elementary-4th Grade (Reed Rd. Campus)
Friday-May 5th  Conley Elementary-5th Grade  (Square Barn Rd. Campus)
Friday-May 19th Martin Elementary-4th Grade  (Reed Rd. Campus)
Thursday-May 25th Leggee-4th Grade  (Harmony Road Campus)
 
All events will begin with instructions at 8:15a.m. and the first round will start promptly at 9:00a.m. and end at 11:45a.m.
Please review the dates and times below, check your calendar to see if you are able to volunteer and email Eileen Delahanty at edelahanty@district158.org , to schedule your date/time.
 
Another project we are very proud of is the Adult Literacy Program we partnered with the Algonquin Library to do. You can visit the library and see the collection, work with a literacy tutor and learn to read at any level! 
 
 
 
 
 
The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club meets every Wednesday, Noon to 1:00 p.m. at Moretti's Ristorante in Lake in the Hills.
For more information, call 847-742-3378.