Members of the Rock Island Elks Lodge bought and went around to all the schools to hand out dictionaries to the students.
This is the 12th year the Elks Club has done this, and they say they don't see the tradition stopping anytime soon.
"I love it. I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't love it, the smiles on their faces," said David Jurmu with the Elks Lodge.
The Elks Lodge raises about $1,000 each year to make this all possible.